ITV has announced a brand new documentary ‘Dancing on Thin Ice with Torvill & Dean’ which will be a highlight of this year’s festive schedule.
This unique 90 minute documentary will follow Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as they travel to Alaska on an extraordinary quest to fulfil a life-long dream that provides first-hand insight into the effects of climate change.
The Olympic champions have spent a remarkable 45 years on the ice together – but surprisingly they’ve never skated in the great outdoors. Now they’re heading to Alaska to make their childhood dreams come true.
However, luck is against them – in Alaska’s hottest year on record, there is not a lot of ice to be found due to global warming. So Jayne and Chris travel into the remote wilderness to hunt for wild ice, skating wherever they can. From train to husky sled, frozen lakes to glaciers, it will be a stunning journey.
Jayne said: “I’ve always dreamed of being out in nature, skating outside and this was the most perfect opportunity to achieve that, whilst also seeing the reality of climate change with our own eyes.”
Chris said: “This is an extraordinary chance for us to skate out in the open with no constraints or the barriers of a rink. To discover how quickly the ice is disappearing is truly devastating. We hope it will be a reminder not to take our precious planet for granted.”
ITV have also just confirmed Lisa and John’s Weekend Kitchen Christmas special, Birds of a Feather Christmas special and Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special and we can’t wait to watch this one too!