Even now in training, he will say: 'Do this, this is how Torvill and Dean
did it.' "He is very respectful of them and I believe it was a surprise for him to beat them 20 years ago.
The Olympic champion ice dancers went head to head in a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing - as Torvill and Dean
became Torvill versus Dean.
TYNESIDE figure skater David Richardson welcomed the Olympic torch with gold-medal Olympians Torvill and Dean
at his Nottinghambased training rink The National Ice Centre.
The 20-year-old singer beat investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre in a skate-off on Sunday night to take first place in the ITV show with a take on Torvill and Dean
's classic Bolero routine.
RAY Quinn scooped the Dancing On Ice trophy after impressing judges with his own version of Torvill and Dean
's most famous performance on Saturday.
Molly Robotham, four, could be TV's ice star after winning a place in Torvill and Dean
's talent search.
Liam Welsh, 12, Lloyd Keeble, 12, and Jesse Keeble, 11, who all go to Barry Comprehensive School, will be appearing alongside skating legends Torvill and Dean
for the show, to be aired on Christmas night.
ICE SKATING legends Torvill and Dean
are turning two Coventry children into Christmas TV stars.
The competition climaxed with a Bolero skate off, where the two couples with the most votes skated the dance that won Torvill and Dean
their Olympic Gold medal.
TORVILL and Dean
last night made an emotional return to the scene of their greatest triumph.
One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Torvill and Dean
and comedian Harry Hill were among the acts helping to top last year's total of PS26m on Friday night.
"Producers now think the format can be tweaked to work without Torvill and Dean
. It may be an opportunity to bring the show back in a way that attracts younger viewers."