DANCING on Ice is back for 2022 with Strictly professional Oti Mabuse joining the judging panel.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Dancing On Ice 2022 judges.
Meet the judges for Dancing on Ice 2022[/caption]
Who are the Dancing On Ice 2022 judges?
Jayne Torvill is a professional ice dancer[/caption]
Jayne Torvill, OBE is a 64-year-old British professional ice dancer and former competitor.
She is best known as one half of Britain’s gold medallist skating duo.
She has been skating since she was just eight-years-old and has gone on to become British National Pairs Champion at 14-years-old.
In 1975, her skate partner Christopher Dean and herself chose to give up their day jobs to pursue a career of ice skating.
The pair entered the 1984 Winter Olympic Games where they made history after receiving 12 perfect 6.0 scores which was watched by 24 millions people in the UK.
Since 2006, the pair have starred on Dancing on Ice where they recreate versions of their iconic Bolero routine for every final of the series.
Torvill currently lives in East Sussex with her husband Phil Christensen and their adopted children Kieran and Jessica.
Christopher Dean won the Winter olympics with Jayne scoring the first ever 12 points of 6.0 in 1984[/caption]
Christopher Dean, 63, is the other half of the skating duo.
He gave up his job as a police officer to skate with Jayne full-time.
After their gold-medal winning Bolero performance, the pair turned professional and were admitted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1989.
Although people would assume Torvill and Dean are a couple, they have insisted that they only briefly snogged as teenagers and never got together.
Christopher lives in Colorado Springs, America with his partner and Dancing On Ice head coach Karen Barber.
Diversity group member Ashley Banjo[/caption]
Ashley Modurotolu Banjo MBE is a 33-year-old English street dancer, choreographer and actor.
He shot to fame in 2009 when he won Britain’s Got Talent with his dance troupe Diversity.
The dance troupe have since done servera, arena tours around the UK and still continue to perform as guest appearances on BGT.
Ashley appeared as a judge on Sky1’s Got To Dance along with Pussycat Doll’s Kimberly Wyatt.
He has been part of the Dancing on Ice judging panel since 2018.
He also became the first-ever co-host of the Pride of Britain awards in 2021, where he co-hosted with Carol Vorderman for the ceremony.
Professional dancer Oti Mabuse[/caption]
Otlile “Oti” Mabuse is a 31-year-old South African talent show judge, presenter, dancer and Latin American champion.
She became a pro dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where she is the only professional to win two consecutive series winning with Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher in 2019 and comedian Bill Bailey in 2020.
She is the sister of Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse, but has gone on to judge her own panel for the BBC’s The Greatest Dancer and as a judge on ITV’s The Masked Dancer.
Strictly fans were devastated to learn that Oti would be departing the show however she is now joining the Dancing on Ice panel.
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When can I watch Dancing On Ice 2022?
Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on Sunday, January 16 at 6.30 pm.
From January 16, the episodes to follow will air on the following Sunday at the same time.
You will also be able to catch up on the episode via the ITV hub.