JAYNE TORVILL is one of Britain’s most famous Winter Olympics athletes having won a gold medal with Christopher Dean.
Her popularity has only grown since helping create the ITV fan-favorite Dancing on Ice show.
Who is Jayne Torvill and what is her background?
Jayne Torvill was born in Nottingham on October 7, 1957, she is 64 years old this year.
She is an Olympic gold medalist and Dancing On Ice judge.
Jayne met Christopher Dean while they were both skating on the same ice rink in their teens, although she already had another partner by then.
Both of their spouses have moved and they join forces to become successful Winter Olympic athletes for Great Britain.
When did Torvill and Dean win the Winter Olympic gold medal?
The pair were international veterans when they wowed the crowd and took home an Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean received a perfect score on Valentine’s Day for their performance of Ravel’s Bolero.
They received a perfect 12 of 6.0, of which six were scored by all nine judges for artistic impression – an unprecedented feat.
The pair returned to a great start ten years later, winning bronze at Lillehammer in 1994, with Jayne becoming the third-oldest female Olympic medalist in figure skating.
Is Jayne Torvill Married?
People often think of Torvill and Dean as a couple, but the duo insist they only had a brief affair as teenagers and never got to know each other.
Jayne has been married to husband Phil Christensen since 1990 and has two children – Kieran and Jessica – both adopted.
Christopher lives in Colorado Springs, USA with his partner and former Dancing On Ice judge Karen Barber.
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