JAYNE TORVILL is one of Britain’s most famous Winter Olympians having claimed gold with Christopher Dean.
Her popularity has only increased since helping to create ITV fan favourite Dancing on Ice.
Who is Jayne Torvill and what’s her background?
Jayne Torvill was born in Nottingham on October 7, 1957, which makes her 64-years-old.
She is an Olympic gold medalist and Dancing On Ice judge.
Jayne met Christopher Dean when they were both skating at the same ice rink as teenagers, although she had another partner at the time.
Both of their partners moved away and they joined forces to become successful Winter Olympians for Great Britain.
When did Torvill and Dean win the Winter Olympic gold?
The pair were already veterans on the international stage when they stunned the crowds and took home an Olympic gold in the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean got a perfect score from the judges on Valentine’s Day when they performed Ravel’s Bolero.
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They received 12 perfect scores of 6.0, with sixes from all nine judges for artistic impression – a feat which had never been seen before.
The pair returned to the big start ten years later, securing bronze medal in Lillehammer in 1994, with Jayne becoming the third oldest female ice skating Olympic medallist.
Is Jayne Torvill married?
People often think Torvill and Dean are a couple but the duo insist they only briefly snogged as teenagers and never got together.
Jayne has been married to husband Phil Christensen since 1990 and has two children – Kieran and Jessica – who are both adopted.
Christopher lives in Colorado Springs, America with his partner and former Dancing On Ice judge Karen Barber.