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17 January 2019, 15:51
Corrie's Jane Danson is teamed up with DOI professional Sylvain Longchambon, but who is he? All the big facts facts and details revealed.
From where Sylvain is from, to his girlfriend, here are all the facts you need to know:
Sylvain Longchambon is a French ice dancer.
Alongside Caroline Truong, he won two silver medals on the 1999–2000 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, bronze at the 2001 Ondrej Nepela Memorial, and bronze at the 2002 French Championships.
In 2011, he joined the sixth series of Dancing on Ice, and has been a professional dancer on the show ever since. However, he had to withdraw from series 7 after tearing a tendon in his right bicep.
He was born in Saint-Priest, and celebrated his 38th birthday in 2018.
In 2013, Sylvain started a relationship with his Dancing on Ice partner Samia Ghadie, an actress on Coronation Street.
They announced their engagement in 2015, and married in August 2016.
Their son, Yves Joseph Longchambon, was born in September 2015.
Samia and Sylvain's relationship caused a stir at the time, as he was previously in a two-year relationship with Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, who he had partnered on the show with in 2011.
Sylvain and Jennifer were still dating when he met Samia, and he ended his relationship with Jennifer on Christmas Day 2013. Soon after, he was confirmed to be dating Samia.
Samia said at the time: "I have not got anything to say to Jennifer. I don’t need to justify anything."
Sylvain stands at 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) tall.