Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice

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Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice
Torvill and Dean's Dancing On Ice Logo.png
Presented byJamie Durie
Sami Lukis
JudgesKaren Barber
Alisa Camplin
Jason Gardiner
Belinda Noonan
Mark Storton
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes8
Production
Production location(s)TCN-9, Willoughby, New South Wales
Sydney Ice Arena, Baulkham Hills, New South Wales
Running time90–120 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format16:9 (SDTV)
Original release11 July (2006-07-11) –
29 August 2006 (2006-08-29)

Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice was an Australian reality television series which was based on the original British version, Dancing on Ice. The series premiered on the Nine Network on Tuesday, 11 July 2006 at 7:30 pm, and involved celebrities ice dancing on a specially constructed ice rink located in Sydney's north-west suburbs. The series ran for one season before being cancelled, and the winner of the competition was model Jake Wall. The series reportedly cost several million dollars to produce and received above-average ratings.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The couples competed against each other for a prize at the end of the series. The ten celebrities were teamed up with ten professional ice skaters and received special training from champion ice dancing duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean themselves. Home viewers voted for their favourite couples and the couple with the fewest votes were voted off the show each week until a winner was decided. The show was run in a similar format to the Seven Network's rival dancing show Dancing with the Stars which had been a major hit for the Seven Network over the previous three years.

During training almost every contestant suffered an injury of some sort, the most serious of which being Michael Slater severing a tendon in his hand after it was accidentally skated over by his partner. Giaan Rooney dislocated her ankle just before the second episode of the series, and was forced to withdraw from the competition. The same thing happened to Annalise Braakensiek, who twisted her ankle during the broadcast of the fourth episode.[3]

The show was hosted by celebrity gardener and backyard designer Jamie Durie and former Today weather presenter Sami Lukis. It was based on the British ITV show Dancing on Ice, which also featured Torvill and Dean, and is also roughly similar to an earlier Nine program Skating on Thin Ice, also hosted by Durie, in 2005. Kristina, Pam and Matt were also skating partners for the celebrities in the original UK version.

UK judges Karen Barber and Jason Gardiner, were joined by Alisa Camplin, Belinda Noonan, and international ice dancing judge, Mark Storton, on the judging panel.

Celebrities and their partners[edit]

Celebrity Notability Professional Partner Status
Trisha Broadbridge 2006 Young Australian of the Year Alexandre Pavlov Eliminated 1st
Annalise Braakensiek Model & Fat Pizza actress Trent Nelson-Bond Withdrew due to injury
Dermott Brereton Former AFL centre half-forward Pam O'Connor Eliminated 2nd
Jackie Kelly Former Liberal Party member Pavel Aubrecht Eliminated 3rd
Giaan Rooney Olympic swimmer Jonathon O'Dougherty Withdrew due to injury
Michael Slater New South Wales cricketer & television presenter Anya D`Jamirze Eliminated 4th
Jules Lund Television & radio broadcaster Kristina Cousins Eliminated 5th
Lara Bingle Model Matt Evers Third place
Karl Stefanovic Today presenter & journalist Linda Aubrecht Runner-Up
Jake Wall Model Maria Filippov Winner

Scoring chart[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Jake & Maria 1 22.5 23.0 24.0 22.5 26.5 26.0 26.0+22.0=48.0 27.5+26.5=54.0
Karl & Linda 2 21.0 20.5 20.0 23.5 17.0 24.5 23.0+22.5=45.5 25.0+27.5=52.5
Lara & Matt 3 19.0 20.0 22.5 25.0 23.5 23.0 22.5+26.5=49.0
Jules & Kristina 4 12.0 11.5 14.5 16.5 17.0 20.5
Michael & Anya 5 17.0 17.0 20.0 17.0 21.0
Jackie & Pavel 6 19.0 19.0 18.5 21.0
Dermott & Pam 7 15.5 16.0 14.0
Trisha & Alexandre 8 13.0 15.5
Giaan & Jonathon 9 17.0
Annaliese & Trent 10 9.0
Red numbers indicate the lowest score of the week
Green numbers indicate the highest score of the week
     indicates that the couple were in the skate off
     indicates that the couple were eliminated
     indicates that the couple withdrew from the competition
     indicates that the couple won
     indicates that the couple came in second place

Average chart[edit]

This table only counts for dances scored on a traditional 30-point scale.

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total Number of
dances
Average
1 1 Jake & Maria 246.5 10 24.7
2 3 Lara & Matt 182.0 8 22.8
3 2 Karl & Linda 224.5 10 22.5
4 6 Jackie & Pavel 77.5 4 19.4
5 5 Michael & Anya 92.0 5 18.4
6 9 Giaan & Jonathon 17.0 1 17.0
7 4 Jules & Kristina 92.0 6 15.3
8 7 Dermott & Pam 45.5 3 15.2
9 8 Trisha & Alexandre 28.5 2 14.3
10 10 Annaliese & Trent 9.0 1 9.0

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (11 July)[edit]

Order Couple Judges' scores Total Scoreboard Skating song Public Vote % Result
Noonan Storton Camplin Gardiner Barber
1 Lara & Matt 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 19.0 =3rd Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton N/A
2 Michael & Anya 3.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 17.0 =5th I Love to Boogie - T. Rex N/A
3 Giaan & Jonathon 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 17.0 =5th You're Beautiful - James Blunt Withdrew
4 Jules & Kristina 4.0 1.0 2.0 1.5 3.5 12.0 9th A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley vs. JXL N/A
5 Annalise & Trent 1.5 2.0 1.0 1.5 3.0 9.0 10th Get the Party Started - Pink Withdrew
6 Dermott & Pam 4.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 15.5 7th Wild Thing - The Troggs N/A
7 Trisha & Alexandre 2.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 13.0 8th ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears N/A
8 Jake & Maria 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.0 5.0 22.5 1st A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band N/A
9 Karl & Linda 5.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 21.0 2nd Crazy in Love - Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z N/A
10 Jackie & Pavel 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 19.0 =3rd Mad About the Boy - Julie London N/A

Week 2 (18 July)[edit]

Order Couple Judges' scores Total Scoreboard Skating song Public Vote % Result
Noonan Storton Camplin Gardiner Barber
1 Jake & Maria 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.0 5.0 23.0 1st Rock DJ - Robbie Williams Safe
2 Jackie & Pavel 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 19.0 4th Hot Honey Rag - from Chicago Safe
3 Michael & Anya 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 17.0 5th Tainted Love - Soft Cell Bottom two
4 Dermott & Pam 2.5 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 16.0 6th Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell Safe
5 Trisha & Alexandre 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 15.5 7th You Raise Me Up - Westlife Eliminated
6 Lara & Matt 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.0 4.5 20.0 3rd It's Oh So Quiet - Björk Safe
7 Jules & Kristina 2.0 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 11.5 8th Hung Up - Madonna Safe
8 Karl & Linda 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 20.5 2nd Is This the Way to Amarillo - Tony Christie Safe

Judges' votes to save

  • Noonan: Michael & Anya
  • Storton: Michael & Anya
  • Camplin: Trisha & Alexandre
  • Gardiner: Michael & Anya
  • Barber: Trisha & Alexandre

Week 3 (25 July)[edit]

Order Couple Judges' scores Total Scoreboard Skating song Public Vote % Result
Noonan Storton Camplin Gardiner Barber
1 Karl and Linda 4.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 4.5 20.0 =3rd She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel Safe
2 Dermott & Pam 3.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 14.0 7th Crocodile Rock - Elton John Eliminated*
3 Jackie & Pavel 3.5 4.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 18.5 5th I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Bottom two
4 Michael & Anya 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 20.0 =3rd All That Jazz - Catherine Zeta-Jones Safe
5 Jake & Maria 4.5 5.0 5.0 4.5 5.0 24.0 1st Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall Safe
6 Lara & Matt 3.0 5.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 22.5 2nd Time After Time - Eva Cassidy Safe
7 Jules & Kristina 2.5 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 14.5 6th I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown Safe
  • During the skate off, Dermott decided that his bicep injury made him unable to face another performance, effectively leading to him being eliminated and sparing the judges from a vote.

Week 4 (1 August)[edit]

Week 5 (8 August)[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The ratings for the show during the eight-week season were high in its timeslot with the series premiere being 1.61 million viewers, over the course of the rest of the season viewership was between 1.2 to 1.1 million viewers, with 1.42 million watching the grand final. Despite strong viewership figures, the show was axed due to high production costs and mostly negative reviews from critics.

Plans of a reunion special[edit]

During the series, the Nine Network planned a live reunion special, also hosted by Durie and Lukis. It would feature all ten celebrities talking about their experiences during the series, and answering questions from a live studio audience. The main highlight would be Torvill and Dean themselves making a very special guest appearance in the studio towards the end, when they would congratulate the contestants, hosts and judges, and of course, the home viewers for their votes. Following the cancellation of the show, the reunion special was also cancelled.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ice Dancing does luke warm ratings [sic] Archived 26 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine eNews, 12 June 2006
  2. ^ Wall takes out TV Ice comp Archived 8 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine eNews, 30 August 2006
  3. ^ Dancing on Ice Channel nine

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