Torvill and Dean turn rivals for charity dance-off

Legendary ice dance duo Torvill and Dean are competing against each other in a dance competition - off the ice rink.

Dancing On Ice judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will compete in a ballroom dancing special for Children in Need next month Credit: PA

The Dancing On Ice stars will swap ice skates for ballroom dance shoes when they pair up with Strictly Come Dancing's James Jordan and Aliona Vilani in a one-off performance for the BBC's Children in Need appeal next month.

With a glitterball in the shape of Pudsey Bear at stake, the figure-skating champions will have a week to learn a routine, which they'll each perform to a medley of tunes.

Their dance-off will be screened during the Children in Need appeal show on November 15, during an evening-long broadcast that will also include an appearances from One Direction and a special Doctor Who segment.