The traditional "flying" element of the final (which always promised more than it delivered) was also wisely dropped in favour of Strictly-style showdances.
Not everything works, but overall the changes have definitely given the show a lift.
Hands up if you haven’t dabbled.” Leave your comments below….Share The Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure skating Club are privileged to have Karen Barber and Dan Whiston, from ITV's Dancing On Ice, join us for a week of skating tuition.Barber has two daughters, Laura and Emma, with her former husband.She split from her partner shortly before getting together with Chris Dean, with whom she has been close friends since her teenage years. Chris didn’t know he was going to say anything like that.
Chris split from his wife, American skater Jill Trenary, in 2010 and has since confirmed his romance with fellow Dancing On Ice judge Karen Barber. is quite breathtaking - almost as if the director's used the same shot list.The set appears to be a car crash of leftovers from You Bet!The Olympic champions have skated together for decades and had previously insisted that they were nothing more than platonic friends but in an interview with Piers Morgan last year revealed that they once had a short fling and ‘dabbled’ with romance, before marrying their respective partners. “It’s the way the questions were going and this was a spontaneous answer to that.” The short fling started when Jayne was 17 and Christopher 16, not long after they first started skating together.The romance was short lived and fizzled out very quickly and Torvill is glad her fans know the truth and told The Sunday People: “I’m pleased everyone knows.” She added: “Chris revealed it and I’m glad it’s out there. Jayne is now happily married to husband Phil Christensen, and the pair live with their son Kieran and daughter Jessica, whom they adopted when they were babies.And not "pulled it off" as in "yanked it from the schedules after three weeks", either.