Dancing On Ice star, husband of Kimberley Wyatt, Max Rogers, mother of Regan Gascoigne, Sheryl and wife of Brendan Cole, Zoe, say why their loved one should win
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They are the closest and dearest to the celebrities who cheered loyally as the Dancing on Ice stars slid to Sunday’s final.
Here, in hopes of your vote, Kimberley Wyatt’s husband Max Rogers, Regan Gascoigne’s mother Sheryl and Brendan Cole’s wife Zoe spoke about why their relative should win.
‘He dreamed about this as a child’
Sheryl Gascoigne was emotional as she watched her son Regan, 26, with 54-year-old footballer ex-husband Paul achieve his childhood ambition of appearing on Dancing on Ice.
But his making the last three was beyond their wildest dreams.
Sheryl, 58, said: “I never let my heart or mind think about Regan in the final. I know he has work ethic and talent but still really worried.
“We watched Dancing On Ice from the very beginning, and he would turn to me on the sofa and say, ‘Mom, one day it’s my absolute dream to be a part of that show’ .
“He is still in shock that he had the chance, let alone reached the final. For everyone to finally see and recognize his performing talent means the whole world. To win, that will be out of this world. “
And if Regan wins, Sheryl has big plans to celebrate.
“We said it would be great to go somewhere together after the final. Regan has worked so hard and dedicatedly over the past six months, plus my nerves are going to desperately need it.”
‘Brendan’s joy in showing’
Zoe Cole knew her husband Brendan would be a great Dancing on Ice opponent even before he hit the ice. “He barely skated before in his life,” she said, “but my husband is very good at everything.”
Zoe, 37, who married the Serious star in 2010, says the show comes at “the perfect time” for Brendan, 45, who is struggling during the pandemic, unable to do the work he loves.
“Ice dancing has brought about a sense of purpose and the sheer joy of being an entertainer and performer,” says Zoe.
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Brendan’s skating partner Vanessa Bauer became a family friend to Brendan, Zoe and their daughter Aurelia, nine, and son, Dante, three.
Zoe said: “I will miss Vanessa as she became a part of our extended family.
“And I will remember the excitement on Brendan’s face when he came home to tell me and the kids what he and Vanessa went through together. Kids, try riding the elevator with him in the living room, it’s so cute.”
Watching Brendan perform the iconic Bolero hit will be heartwarming for Zoe, who says she’s a “romantic fan and loves a love story”.
And what will Zoe do if Brendan wins? “Sleep!”
‘Max Rogers ready to build shelves for Kim’s trophy’
Fashion model Max Rogers has kept busy at home while wife Kimberly Wyatt is on the show – but he hopes her efforts mean he has to take on another assignment.
He said: “If Kim brings the trophy home, I’ll make sure to build a shelf to put it on.”
They have three children – Willow, seven, Maple, four, and Ford Senna, two – and Max has shouldered the bulk of the parenting while Pussycat Doll Kimberly, 40, has joined the show alongside skating partner Mark Hanretty, says.
Max, 39, said: “Kim always plays full time. What it meant for family life was that she was consumed by it.
“If she doesn’t get up at 5:30 a.m. for a pre-workout workout, she’ll watch the video too [of her skating].
“She was unbelievably well prepared to put on a great performance. It was a privilege to be her husband around.
“It’s my favorite thing to watch. That’s one of the reasons why I love her. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dancing-ice-families-rally-behind-26540945 Dancing On Ice families gather behind contestants Kim, Brendan and Regan ahead of the finals