ITV’s Dancing on Ice heads into Week Six this weekend following a week’s break and many early exits.
One of the contestants who is still skating away is former Olympic sprinter Colin Jackson. In second place with 32.5 points on the leaderboard, Jackson is currently in a pretty good position in the competition.
He’ll be hoping to continue impressing the judges, when he and his professional partner Klabera Komini take to the rink for Movie Week this weekend.
But he’ll have to watch out for radio DJ Sonny Jay who is currently at the top of the leaderboard with an incredible 35 points.
So, does Colin have what it takes?
He is a sporting champion having one an Olympic medal and is a two-time world champion. Such a talent is he that he held a 12.91-second record for over a decade in the 110m hurdles and he remains a record holder to this day in the 60m.
But will he break any records when it comes to his time on the ice?
Here’s everything you need to know about Colin Jackson – one of the contestants in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up.
Who is Dancing on Ice contestant Colin Jackson?
Job: Olympian and sports commentator
Colin Jackson MBE won a silver medal at the Olympics in the 110 metre hurdles, went on to become world champion twice, and his world record of 12.91 seconds for the 110m hurdles stood for over a decade. He remains the 60 metres hurdles world record holder.
Since retiring from sports, he is now as a TV presenter and sports commentator for athletics, working mainly for the BBC. He appeared on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2005, and on Celebrity MasterChef in 2010.
What has Colin Jackson scored so far?
Week Two: 6, 6, 6.5, 6.5 (25)
Week Three: 7.5, 7, 7.5, 7.5 (29.5)
Week Four: 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 (29)
Week Five: 8, 8.5, 8, 8 (32.5)
Jackon scored a respectable 25/40 for Week One, followed by 29.5 in Week Three – which saw him climb to second in the leaderboard.
He wasn’t so successful in Week Four though, finishing in third bottom with a score of 29 and finding himself in the skate-off – although he managed to avoid elimination after the judges opted to save him.
However, he managed to redeem himself in Week Five scoring an impressive 32.5 in Love Week.
What has Colin Jackson CBE said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Speaking about his DOI signing, Colin CBE said: “The first thing for us all is to get used to our boots. I don’t know if you’ve tried ice skating boots but they are pretty tight so we’ve got to get our feet in there and start getting used to balancing on them. We won’t get onto the ice fully until the middle of October.
“I can do a little bit of skating. I think with sport in itself you’ve certainly got a bit of balance and that will be transferable in this circumstance. How much dancing we’ll do, who knows?! We’ll see how the choreography goes. I’m going to try and that’s the most important thing. You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I’m looking forward to it.”
Alongside his promo pic, Colin added: “My mantra is: ‘Stay focused and stay respectful on the ice’ – because if you disrespect it, it will bite you back!”