Torvill and Dean reveal Dancing on Ice will finish next year



Earlier this morning on ’s  ice skating legends and exclusively revealed that will finish in 2014.

began which began in January 2006 was originally presented by and .

In 2012 left the show and was replaced by . The show was also narrated by Tony Gubba until 2013 when he sadly passed away and was replaced by Simon Reed.

Peter Fincham, ’s Director of Television commented in a press release released by the channel: “ has been a firm favourite with viewers since it launched eight years ago and we all have every intention of going out on a high next year.”

Speaking on and said: “Next year will be the 30th anniversary of Bolero and our Olympic Gold medal in Sarajevo and for us, it seemed a fitting time to say goodbye to .

We wanted to go out on a high.  We have loved every minute of the eight series and we’re determined to make our final series the best ever.”

The pair went on to say “It has been a real pleasure to work on one of the UK’s biggest and best loved entertainment shows and we are extremely proud of the skating legacy that we have built up since the show launched in 2006.  We will miss it hugely and would like to thank all the viewers and fans for their continued support.

“But, we will not be retiring or hanging up our skates – skating will very definitely continue for us both. There will also be a final live UK arena tour, starting in March next year.  We are already planning it and there will be some great surprises for audiences across the country.”

In a press release issued by the channel Peter Fincham added: “Torvill & Dean are the most successful ice dancing partnership of our generation and brought huge integrity, skill and professionalism to the show and with their departure, it feels like the series has reached its natural end.

“It is always a difficult decision to say goodbye to successful and long running shows but with change comes opportunity and the chance for us to bring in new and exciting programmes for our viewers.   would like to thank Jayne and Chris for their fantastic contribution to each and every series.”

Show host also tweeted the news moments after it had been revealed on .

The final series will begin in January of 2014 and promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Watch the official promo which was aired leading up to this years .


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