Dancing On Ice Jayne Torvill: Age, husband and her relationship with Christopher Dean revealed

7 February 2020, 12:06 | Updated: 7 February 2020, 12:11

Jayne Torvill at Team GB Ball 2017
Jayne Torvill has been working on Dancing On Ice since the very beginning. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Jayne Torvill was half of one of the most iconic duos of the 1980s: Torvill and Dean but what facts do you need to know? Who is her husband? And how old is she?

Jayne Torvill is a massive part of Dancing On Ice alongside judges Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.

Being such a big part of the ITV show and ice skating history, we look into more facts about Jayne from how old she is, her net worth and who her husband is.

Here's everything you need to know about Jayne Torvil.

  1. Who is Jayne Torvill?

    Jayne Torvill is an English ice dancer. With Christopher Dean, she won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

    They also won a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists.

    They took a break from skating in 1998, and returned in 2006 as judges and coaches on ITV competition Dancing on Ice.

    Their performance at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, along to the music of Maurice Ravel's 'Boléro', made them world-famous stars.

    They received 12 perfect 6.0 marks, and was one of the most popular achievements in the history of British sport, watched by a UK TV audience of 24 million people.

  2. Did Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean date?

    Torvill and Dean at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games
    Torvill and Dean at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games. Picture: Getty

    Torvill and Dean started skating together as teenagers. They were introduced after Torvill had been skating for nine years and Dean for six years.

    They had both won British junior pairs championships before, but needed a new partner.

    In a 2013 interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, they revealed that they did “dabble” in romance as teenagers.

    “We were in the back of the bus going to a league match, and it just happened. It was a one-off. We never talked about it afterwards. We laugh about it now,” Torvill told the Radio Times.

  3. Jayne Torvill age: How old is she now?

    Jayne Torvill was born on October 7, 1957. She celebrated her 62nd birthday in 2019.

    She was born in Clifton, Nottingham and grew up in Nottingham. She worked in the city as an insurance clerk at Norwich Union before becoming an ice skater.

  4. Who is Jayne Torvill's husband? And does she have children?

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    Torvill currently lives in East Sussex with her husband Phil Christensen, son Kieran and daughter Jessica.

  5. What is Jayne Torvill's net worth?

    According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jayne Torvill has an estimated net worth of £2.3 million.