Ice dance star Regan Gascoigne – but was defended by judges, who said it was very different on skates
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Regan Gascoigne is impressing us on the ice weekly – but some say he has an ‘unfair advantage.
Gazza’s son topped the charts again last week, to the disappointment of some viewers who suggested that Regan had an edge over the other contestants. because he has a dance background.
Instead of following his father into football, Regan requested a pair of ballet shoes instead of football boots when he was a child and has danced since.
Regan told The Mirror in November 2019: “We usually play sports and play football, but I usually just focus on the white line on the pitch.”
“Ever since I was able to walk, I’ve always been obsessed with choreography, rarely going to shows for friends and family. I don’t think I let my dad down because I chose a different career path.
“Dad told me what he had to do to become successful, so I can apply the same thing to my career. He made my dreams come true, so I can. see when you’re dedicated to something you can achieve your goal.”
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Regan certainly inherited his father’s powers when he enrolled in the Hammond Ballet School and then went on to study musical theater at Tring Park School of Performing Arts.
He has been singing in Trafalgar Square for Women’s March 4 and dancing with Qdos Entertainment in pantomimes for the past four years.
Despite his dance background, Regen insists he has no advantage when it comes to performing on ice.
Speaking to The Mirror about his skating, Regan said: “It’s very different from dancing. It’s very different. To dance on the floor you have to have friction and you have stability.
“This is just – you’re not. You’re holding your core in a completely different way from the way you dance. Lifting is completely different, it’s a completely different skill. Ice is a completely different element. .”
Not only Regan, whose dance background has been questioned, as before Seriously come to dance Brendan Cole and Pussycat Doll stars Kimberly Wyatt also have an impressive CV.
Regan added: “What I would have in the dance, like I said, the friction of the ground, is completely removed.
“So I’ve noticed there are parts of my body that I’m using differently. When you’re doing reverse movements, you’re using muscles that you don’t normally use.
Despite claims that Regan had an unfair advantage, two of the bandages rushed to his defense.
Judges Ashley Banjo and Christopher Dean were quick to come up with the idea that his dance background would put him ahead of the competition.
They assume he has no actual skating skills, so being a dancer won’t automatically make him a good performer on the rink.
In one of the previous weeks, presenter Phillip Schofield brought up the fact that some viewers would believe the contestant had an advantage over others, due to being a trained dancer. like fellow contestant Brendan Cole.
Phil said: “Chris, there will be people, they said that last week to Brendan, who say these people are dancers, that has to be an advantage.”
Chris disagrees with this, saying: “First you have to learn to skate, and that’s the biggest hurdle that everyone has to overcome. It seems like Regan learned how to skate.”
Judge Ashley added: “At this point, we’ve seen a lot of dancers on the ice, we’ve seen a lot of people who can skate well, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone who can move. ice skating is quite similar to you.
“We think we’ve had the best week ever, and I think you just raised the bar for him.”
* Dancing on Ice airs tonight on ITV at 6pm
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