Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, Broadway and West End theatre star Bonnie Langford, actress Suzanne Shaw and singer Gareth Gates have announced they will complete the celebrity line up for the Dancing on Ice Final Live Tour 2014, which comes to the region in April.
They will join singer and West End star Ray Quinn, former England Rugby Captain Kyran Bracken, Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon and comedian Joe Pasquale on this final tour.
Torvill and Dean’s Dancing On Ice – The Final Tour stops off at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield one last time from Tuesday April 15-17.
Alongside this great line up of celebrities, the tour sees the return of the original TV judges.
Olympic gold medal winner Robin Cousins who will head the panel along with former professional skaters Karen Barber and Nicky Slater.
They will be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores to the celebrities and their skating partners.
Fans will see their favourite skating couples competing live for the judges’ votes and the audience can use their mobile phones to text vote for their favourite celebrity to win. Audience votes will then be added to the scores from the judges to decide the overall celebrity winner. The winning couple will then take to the ice for a magical finale performance of Bolero.
All of the celebrities will be trained and choreographed by Torvill and Dean.
Jayne and Chris who will also perform routines choreographed exclusively for the live tour, including a final performance of their legendary Bolero routine.
On announcing her place on the tour, female gymnast Beth Tweddle said; “I’m excited to be joining the tour, having had such a wonderful experience on the TV show. I absolutely love skating and want to continue for as long as I can. Having competed as a gymnast for over 12 years, learning to skate has been a challenge, but one that I’ve loved and I can’t wait to perform some of my favourite routines in front of the live audiences across the country!”
Broadway and West End theatre star Bonnie Langford commented; “Having been in the first series of Dancing on Ice, nine years ago and the final series, I’m thrilled to be going back on tour with Torvill & Dean. I had a ball last time round, so I’m delighted to be able to relive the magic of the TV show in front of arena audiences across the country.”
Actress Suzanne Shaw said; “Winning Dancing on Ice in 2008 was such an amazing moment and I really enjoyed the tour afterwards. Being part of the final tour, with the brilliant Matt Evers, will be the perfect way to celebrate what has been one of the best experiences of my life – I can’t wait to return!”
Multimillion selling singer and now one part of the ITV2 Big Reunion super group 5th Story, Gareth Gates said: “I’ve loved this series, so I’m glad I don’t have to hang up my skates just yet – can’t wait to get on the tour and skate all around the country! We’re going to have a lot of fun.”
The professional skaters on the Dancing on Ice The Final Tour; Maria Filippov dancing with Ray Quinn, Nina Ulanova dancing with Kyran Bracken; Daniel Whiston dancing with Hayley Tamaddon; Robin Johnstone dancing with Joe Pasquale; Lukasz Rozycki dancing with Beth Tweddle; Andrei Lipanov dancing with Bonnie Langford: Matt Evers dancing with Suzanne Shaw; and Brianne Delcourt dancing with Gareth Gates.
Tickets purchased online and through the ticket hotline are priced £35.75, £46.75 & £63.25 plus a limited number of family tickets priced £137.50 & £99 including booking fee. Tickets purchased in person at the Arena Box Office are priced £34.13, £44.63 & £60.38 plus a limited number of family tickets priced £131.25 & £94.50 including booking fee.
Tickets are available in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk.