Torvill & Dean break silence on Dancing On Ice future after announcing their retirement


JAYNE Torvill and Christopher Dean have broken their silence on their Dancing On Ice future.

The former Olympic gold medalists pair fueled speculation they could depart the ITV show after they announced their official retirement.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have broken their silence on their Dancing On Ice future

The pair are set to hang up their skates for good after an incredible 40-year career

The pair sit on the judging panel alongside the likes of Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse

After an incredible 40-year career, Jayne Torvill, 66, and Christopher Dean, 65, have announced they will be hanging up their skates for good.

This caused intense speculation from fans that the pair might also retire from judging Dancing On Ice.

In a recent TV appearance on The One Show, the duo broke their silence as they made their position on the future very clear.

Roman Kemp asked the duo: “I got a little bit worried about this.

“There’s some speculation, it’s the Dancing On Ice semi-final this weekend. Please tell me you are returning for the next series?!”

To which, Jane Torvill confirmed that the pair are definitely going to return for the upcoming series.

She exclaimed: “Oh, absolutely!”, before Christopher Dean made it clear that their position on the judging panel is permanent.

He confirmed: “We will. The names are engraved on the chairs now. They can’t take us away!”

Despite their future on the ITV show being firmly cemented, the pair are still emotional about the idea of retiring from the ice.

Their last show is set to take place on May 11 in Glasgow as part of the Torvill & Dean: Our Last Dance tour.

Dean confesseed: “I think the last show will be the lump in the throat.”

As Jane interjected: ” I think for everybody, whichever skaters are with us on the ice, they’ll be emotional too because it’s always like that at the end of a tour, but this will be a special once for us.”

Closing of the TV chat, Christopher added: “This will be the end, end tour. It’s an Elton john moment!”

They are set to embark on a goodbye nationwide tour of shows across the UK

The pair have made their intentions on staying on the panel clear