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26 January 2023, 15:56
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?
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 Torvill:
Torvill and Dean's incredible performance at the Dancing On Ice finale
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.
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.
Jayne Torvill was born on October 7, 1957. She celebrated her 65th birthday in 2022.
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.
Torvill currently lives in East Sussex with her husband Phil Christensen, son Kieran and daughter Jessica.