A dazzling skater, Jayne Torvill was one-half of the world's most famous and acclaimed ice dancing team. Born Oct. 7, 1957 in Nottingham, England, Jayne Torvill supported herself as an office worker w...
Veteran rocker Rick Wakeman wants to revive his flop ice show inspired by the legend of King Arthur by recruiting Olympic gold medal-winning skaters Robin Cousins and Torvill And Dean. The former Yes star launched the much-derided show in 1975 to promote his bizarre concept album, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Three London performances were scheduled but the production haemorrhaged money and went on to become known as one of the biggest examples of 1970s prog-rock indulgence.
However, Wakeman is still proud of his creation and dreams of re-staging it with legendary British skaters Cousins, who took Olympic gold in New York in 1980, and Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, whose iconic dance to Ravel's Bolero at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1984 made history by receiving a perfect score from all nine judges.
Wakeman tells Q magazine, "Nowadays you can do so much more with ice. I have a dream of doing it again with a huge production at the (London) O2. Over the years I have met and talked with Robin Cousins, and we could do no better than Torvill and Dean as King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere."
The Dallas legend signed up to take part in the 2012 series of Dancing On Ice, in which celebrity contestants team up with professionals to figure skate for a panel of judges.
And Tilton, famous for sporting sexy swimsuits during her time in the hit '80s show, hopes her intensive training for the competition will leave her with a toned backside like British Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill.
She tells the Daily Mail, "With concentration and hard work you can accomplish anything. My real goal is to have Jayne Torvill's bum. I'm going to put a picture of it on my refrigerator. All skaters have toned bottoms. It's fantastic, they all have it!"
A dazzling skater, Jayne Torvill was one-half of the world's most famous and acclaimed ice dancing team. Born Oct. 7, 1957 in Nottingham, England, Jayne Torvill supported herself as an office worker while pursuing her passion for ice skating, winning the 1972 British Championships for pairs skating while partnered with Michael Hutchenson. Lightning struck when she was paired with fellow skater Christopher Dean, and the two became the greatest ice dancers in the history of the sport, revolutionizing the field with their innovative, audaciously crowd-pleasing routines frequently choreographed by Dean himself. Winning the British Championships seven times, the European Championships four times, and the World Championships four times, Torvill and Dean achieved global superstardom for their gold-medal Olympic victory in the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, where their iconic performance of Ravel's "Boléro" earned them a slate of perfect 6.0 scores for artistic impression, the only time in history this feat had been accomplished. Although they earned a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, they would go on to dominate the professional circuit, winning five World Professional Championships and starring on their own reality competition, "Dancing on Ice" (ITV, 2006- ). Although the world waited breathlessly for Torvill and Dean to turn their on-the-ice passion to real-life romance, Torvill instead married the pair's promoter, Phil Christensen, in 1990. Showered with honors, fame and national heroine status, Torvill remained a beloved icon and innovator of her sport.