Dancing on Ice

Series 8 - Episode 1

Dancing on Ice
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

He’s back. After being dropped from the ice panel in favour of the flamboyant Louie Spence, acid-tongued Jason Gardiner returns. And he won’t be holding back on his comments. So expect to hear that the skating celebs look like a man in drag, move like a mime artist with rigor mortis or go round and round like faecal matter that won’t flush.

Celebrities quietly practising half axels and forward crossovers are Hollywood’s Pamela Anderson, Corrie’s Samia Ghadie, singer Shayne Ward, Baroness King of Bow Oona King, rugby star Gareth Thomas, TV presenter Keith Chegwin, actor Matt Lapinskas, presenter Anthea Turner, comedian Joe Pasquale, TOWIE’s Lauren Goodger and Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell.

About this programme

1/10. New series. Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley present the celebrity ice-dancing contest as a new batch of famous faces hope to make the transition from novice skaters to semi-professional performers, with the help of coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Those battling for viewers' votes this year are former Baywatch bombshell Pamela Anderson, comedian Joe Pasquale, TV presenters Anthea Turner and Keith Chegwin, Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie (Maria Connor), The X Factor's Shayne Ward, ex-Towie star Lauren Goodger, Olympians Luke Campbell and Beth Tweddle, actor Matt Lapinskas, rugby star Gareth Thomas and Labour peer Oona King. Tonight, the judges - Robin Cousins, Jason Gardiner, Karen Barber and Ashley Roberts - assess the skills of the first group of contenders. The results are at 8.30pm.

Cast and crew

Cast

Host
Phillip Schofield
Host
Christine Bleakley
Coach
Jayne Torvill
Coach
Christopher Dean
Judge
Robin Cousins
Judge
Jason Gardiner
Judge
Karen Barber
Judge
Ashley Roberts
Contestant
Pamela Anderson
Contestant
Luke Campbell
Contestant
Keith Chegwin
Contestant
Samia Ghadie
Contestant
Lauren Goodger
Contestant
Oona King
Contestant
Matt Lapinskas
Contestant
Joe Pasquale
Contestant
Gareth Thomas
Contestant
Beth Tweddle
Contestant
Anthea Turner
Contestant
Shayne Ward

Crew

Executive Producer
Katie Rawcliffe

Add new comment

Ads by Google