Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dancing on Ice: Going for Gold

More details have emerged regarding the anticipated return of Robin Cousins to the ice!

Robin will perform in a special one off show, in which former Olympic medallists from many different sports will go head to head. There'll be a special performance from Jayne and Chris also, although it appears that Katarina will not now be taking part, sadly.

The sporting greats taking part are:

Colin Jackson CBE - Olympic Silver medal, 110m hurdles, Seoul 1988; multiple world, European and Commonwealth champion, world record holder for 10 years; still world indoor 60m record holder and finally, runner up in Strictly Come Dancing, series 3. No pressure, but do you remember the Russian splits jump in his quickstep? I think that's quite enough about Colin ...

Olga Korbut - 4 gold, 2 silver at the Olympics in 1972 and 1976. Millions of little girls wanted to be her, me included, but the only bit of her floor routine we could manage was that little dink of the hand on the last note, which is when we all went mad for her.

Tessa Sanderson CBE - Olympic javelin champion, 1984. Maybe she's seen the success of Fatima and fancies some herself!

Pippa Wilson MBE, Yngling sailing gold at Beijing, 2008, interesting to see how she fares on the frozen stuff.

Jamie Baulch, 4x400m silver, 1996, World Champ 4x4 1997, multiple world indoors champion. Major team player, low centre of gravity, gutsy too - if he can stand up, will make a great partner.

Steve Williams OBE - Coxless Four Gold, 2004 and 2008. The quiet one, has climbed a bit of Everest in a Peaks challenge last year, so no fear over this, surely?

Gail Emms MBE, Badminton silver medallist, 2004. Bubbly Gail belies a gritty Gail!

Let's face it, they're all ultra competitive - this is going to be a Fab Show! The format will be much the same, with the usual three judges, Phil and Christine hosting and T&D mentoring. Date to be announced!


  1. Jumping on the olympic band wagon I see ;o)

    Sounds like a good line-up though - will be interesting to see who's great and who's terrible! :o)

  2. It certainly will! It never works out the way you think it will :)