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Torvill & Dean's Dancing On Ice The Tour
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Torvill & Dean's Dancing On Ice The Tour
Date: 25/01/13, updated on 29/01/13 (38 review reads)
Advantages: Brilliant atmosphere
Disadvantages: None this year
Since dancing on ice began my mum had always said how much she would like to be in the audience. Although at that time I didn't know how to make that happen I decided on getting the next best thing for her birthday, tickets to the dancing on ice live tour. This year happened to be the bolero 25th anniversary tour. We decided to go to Manchester and booked for the 18th April. When we eventually told my mum she was thrilled and told everyone, I was equally and we couldn't wait to leave.
This was the first time we had been to see a show in the UK and we loved it. The atmosphere of the arena made it a much more exciting experience than being sat on the sofa. At the start of the show and after the interval a man came on to get the room excited and explained how the audience would be involved. This included practicing loudest claps and cheers against the opposite side of the arena and showing some members of the audience on the screens. He also encouraged the audience to go "oooh" every time they mentioned the trophy in the show.
When the show began we saw one dance from each celebrity that was judged.
The celebrities that year included Ray Quinn, Suzanne Shaw, Kyran Bracken, Roxanne Pallett, Zoe Salmon, Jessica Taylor, Melinda Messanger and the brilliant Todd Carty!
During Todds best performance from the show he managed to go off in the wrong direction again on top of the planned one from the series.
After that was an interval where the audience could vote to see their favourite two perform the bolero. Some of the money from this went to a charity.
At the start of the second half we saw all the celebrities skate again without being judged with the occasional professional dancers and Jayne and Chris performing too. This was continuous and was good as we had no comments and more dancing.
This was followed by the two boleros and one from Jayne and Chris and the winner of the tour was announced, which was Ray Quinn, and he was given the trophy (oooh!)
At the start and end was a fantastic new group routine and the whole show was hosted by Andi Peters. We had an amazing time and only wished we had booked seats closer to the front. And so the next year we went again (with seats closer to the front :-) )
This year was much the same as last year but with different celebrities. These included Chris Fountain and Ray Quinn again, Gaynor Faye, Hayley Tamaddon (who did her amazing Jai Ho dance), Mikey Graham, Gary Lucy, Emily Atack and Clare Buckfield. This year Kyran Bracken was a judge rather than a skater. As a special guest judge we had Michelle Keegan, who plays Tina in Coronation Street, who I think is a brilliant actress and enjoyed seeing her as a judge. This was even better than the first year and we were really getting into watching them.
So the following year we went again. This year had Sam Attwater (whose riverdance was phenomenal), Laura Hamilton(who was equally as good), Vanilla ice (who sang part of ice ice baby), Chloe Madeley, Denise Welch, Dave Vitty, Johnston Beharry VC and again Hayley Tamaddon. This year Christopher Biggins was a judge (I don't really like him but he was bearable as a judge.) This was my favourite year.
Last year we went again. This included Matthew Wolfenden, Jorgie Porter (both of which were great), Heidi Range, Andy Whyment, Chemmy Alcott, Chico and Sam Attwater. Unfortunately, due to injury, Jennifer Ellison couldn't do the show on the date we saw (in Nottingham this time). Instead in the group performances Karen Barber took her place which was great to see but I had really wanted to see Jennifer. Andi Peter's also didn't host this year and so Jayne and Chris were hosts (they should stick to skating though as I didn't like as hosts much at all.)
This year I am gutted there won't be a tour and look forward to the next one in 2014 (it's a long time away though :-( )
Summary: You must see the tour if you love the series