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Torvill and Dean skate on to ITV
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
The pair's Bolero routine was watched by 24 million
Ice skating duo Torvill and Dean are to front a celebrity ice dance show for ITV, titled Stars on Thin Ice.

The former Olympic champions will each coach different celebrities, with one voted off the show each week.

No contestants have been confirmed but Christopher Dean said he couldn't wait to "knock them into shape".

The announcement comes shortly after BBC One announced it would air Strictly Come Dancing On Ice, a one-off Christmas show with celebrity guests.

The contestants on Stars on Thin Ice will each be paired up with a professional skater and will learn a new routine every week.

Unprecedented score

At the end of the series, one celebrity will be crowned the winner.

Jayne Torvill said she suspected coaching a team of novice celebrities would be as challenging as winning Olympic gold 20 years ago in Sarajevo.

"It's brilliant that we're going to recreate the magic of the Olympics by teaching ice dancing," she said.

Over 24 million people watched them receive 12 perfect scores of 6.0 with their now famous routine set to Ravel's Bolero.

No transmission date for the new show has been decided.

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