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Dancing on Ice on tour

Posted on February 23, 2012

jorgie porterBased on the ITV1 show, this year’s “Dancing on Ice” tour launched at the Newcastle Metro Arena on April 13, with performances across the country until May.

Starring Olympic ice dancing champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, the touring show will also feature newly crowned winner “Emmerdale” actor Matthew Wolfenden, previous champion Sam Attwater, Sugababe singer Heidi Range, “Coronation Street” actor Andy Whyment, singer Chico, “Hollyoaks” actor Jorgie Porter (pictured) and actor Jennifer Ellison.  All of the celebrities will be trained and choreographed by Torvill and Dean, who will also perform routines created exclusively for the live tour.

At each performance, the audience can vote for their favourite celebrity skater. Using the same format as the television show, spectators can use their mobile phones to vote by text. As with previous tours, all profits from text voting will go to charity. £106,475 has been raised to date, and donated to the Royal Society For The Blind and Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

The show will tour to London, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool and Glasgow. See www.dancingonicetour.co.uk for details.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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