Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice

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Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice
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Presented by Jamie Durie
Sami Lukis
Judges Karen 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 network Nine Network
Picture format 16:9 (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]

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Format

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. Annalise Braakensiek twisted her ankle during the broadcast of the first episode, and was forced to withdraw as well. [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

CelebrityNotabilityProfessional PartnerStatus
Trisha Broadbridge 2006 Young Australian of the YearAlexandre PavlovEliminated 1st
Annalise Braakensiek Model & actress Trent Nelson-Bond Withdrew due to injury
Dermott Brereton Former AFL player 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 presenterAnya D`JamirzeEliminated 4th
Jules Lund Television & radio broadcaster Kristina Cousins Eliminated 5th
Lara Bingle Model Matt Evers Third place
Karl Stefanovic Today presenter & journalistLinda AubrechtRunner-Up
Jake WallModel Maria Filippov Winner

Scoring chart

CouplePlace12345678
Jake & Maria122.523.024.022.526.526.026.0+22.0=48.027.5+26.5=54.0
Karl & Linda221.020.520.023.517.024.523.0+22.5=45.525.0+27.5=52.5
Lara & Matt319.020.022.525.023.523.022.5+26.5=49.0
Jules & Kristina412.011.514.516.517.020.5
Michael & Anya517.017.020.017.021.0
Jackie & Pavel619.019.018.521.0
Dermott & Pam715.516.014.0
Trisha & Alexandre813.015.5
Giaan & Jonathon917.0
Annaliese & Trent109.0
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

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

Rank by
average
PlaceCoupleTotalNumber of
dances
Average
11Jake & Maria246.51024.7
23Lara & Matt182.0822.8
32Karl & Linda224.51022.5
46Jackie & Pavel77.5419.4
55Michael & Anya92.0518.4
69Giaan & Jonathon17.0117.0
74Jules & Kristina92.0615.3
87Dermott & Pam45.5315.2
98Trisha & Alexandre28.5214.3
1010Annaliese & Trent9.019.0

Live show details

Week 1 (11 July)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Lara & Matt4.04.03.03.05.019.0=3rd"Young Hearts Run Free"—Candi Staton N/A
2Michael & Anya3.02.04.04.04.017.0=5th"I Love to Boogie"—T. Rex N/A
3Giaan & Jonathon2.54.03.53.04.017.0=5th"You're Beautiful"—James Blunt Withdrew
4Jules & Kristina4.01.02.01.53.512.09th"A Little Less Conversation"—Elvis Presley vs. JXL N/A
5Annalise & Trent1.52.01.01.53.09.010th"Get the Party Started"—Pink Withdrew
6Dermott & Pam4.52.52.52.53.515.57th"Wild Thing"—The Troggs N/A
7Trisha & Alexandre2.03.02.52.53.013.08th"...Baby One More Time"—Britney Spears N/A
8Jake & Maria4.54.54.54.05.022.51st"A Fifth of Beethoven"—Walter Murphy and the Big Apple BandN/A
9Karl & Linda5.03.54.04.04.521.02nd"Crazy in Love"—Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z N/A
10Jackie & Pavel3.54.04.03.54.019.0=3rd"Mad About the Boy"—Julie London N/A

Week 2 (18 July)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Jake & Maria5.04.54.54.05.023.01st"Rock DJ"—Robbie Williams Safe
2Jackie & Pavel4.04.04.03.04.019.04th"Hot Honey Rag"—from Chicago Safe
3Michael & Anya4.03.03.53.03.517.05th"Tainted Love"—Soft Cell Bottom two
4Dermott & Pam2.52.54.03.53.516.06th"Rhinestone Cowboy"—Glen Campbell Safe
5Trisha & Alexandre3.53.03.02.04.015.57th"You Raise Me Up"—Westlife Eliminated
6Lara & Matt3.53.54.54.04.520.03rd"It's Oh So Quiet"—Björk Safe
7Jules & Kristina2.01.52.52.53.011.58th"Hung Up"—Madonna Safe
8Karl & Linda4.54.03.54.04.520.52nd"Is This the Way to Amarillo"—Tony Christie Safe

Judges' votes to save

Week 3 (25 July)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Karl & Linda4.53.03.54.54.520.0=3rd"She's Always a Woman"—Billy Joel Safe
2Dermott & Pam3.02.52.53.03.014.07th"Crocodile Rock"—Elton John Eliminated*
3Jackie & Pavel3.54.53.53.04.018.55th"I Will Survive"—Gloria Gaynor Bottom two
4Michael & Anya4.03.54.04.04.520.0=3rd"All That Jazz"—Catherine Zeta-Jones Safe
5Jake & Maria4.55.05.04.55.024.01st"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"—KT Tunstall Safe
6Lara & Matt3.05.04.55.05.022.52nd"Time After Time"—Eva Cassidy Safe
7Jules & Kristina2.52.03.03.04.014.56th"I Got You (I Feel Good)"—James Brown Safe

Week 4 (1 August)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Michael & Anya4.03.53.52.53.517.05th"It's Not Unusual"—Tom Jones Bottom two
2Jackie & Pavel4.54.54.53.54.021.04th"My Heart Will Go On"—Celine Dion Eliminated
3Jake & Maria3.54.05.05.05.022.53rd"Copacabana"—Barry Manilow Safe
4Karl & Linda5.05.04.54.54.523.52nd"Mack the Knife"—Bobby Darin Safe
5Jules & Kristina3.53.03.53.03.516.56th"Luck Be a Lady"—Frank Sinatra Safe
6Lara & Matt5.05.05.05.05.025.01st"Big Spender"—from Sweet Charity Safe

Judges' votes to save

Week 5 (8 August)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Lara & Matt4.54.54.55.05.023.52nd"Push the Button"—Sugababes Safe
2Jake & Maria5.55.05.05.55.526.51st"All Time Love"—Will Young Safe
3Jules & Kristina3.03.03.53.54.017.0=4th"Holding Out for a Hero"—Bonnie Tyler Bottom two
4Michael & Anya5.04.04.03.54.521.03rd"What a Wonderful World"—Louis Armstrong Eliminated
5Karl & Linda3.03.53.53.04.017.0=4th"Relight My Fire"—Take That & Lulu Safe

Judges' votes to save

Week 6 (15 August)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalScoreboardSkating songPropPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Lara & Matt4.04.54.55.05.023.03rd"Cabaret"—from Cabaret ChairBottom two
2Karl & Linda5.54.55.04.55.024.52nd"You Can Leave Your Hat On"—Joe Cocker HatSafe
3Jules & Kristina4.54.04.03.54.520.54th"Mr. Bojangles"—Sammy Davis Jr. BroomEliminated
4Jake & Maria5.55.05.05.05.526.01st"Just a Little"—Liberty X CanesSafe

Judges' votes to save

Week 7 (22 August)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalGrand totalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Jake & Maria5.55.05.05.05.526.048.02nd"Don't Stop Me Now"—Queen Bottom two
4.04.54.54.54.522.0"Flying Without Wings"—Westlife
2Lara & Matt4.04.54.54.55.022.549.01st"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"—Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Eliminated
5.55.55.55.05.026.5"Love Is in the Air"—John Paul Young
3Karl & Linda4.54.05.04.55.023.045.53rd"Can't Take My Eyes Off You"—Andy Williams Safe
5.04.54.54.04.522.5"Fly Me to the Moon"—Frank Sinatra

Judges' votes to save

Week 8 (29 August)

OrderCoupleJudges' scoresTotalGrand totalScoreboardSkating songPublic Vote %Result
NoonanStortonCamplinGardinerBarber
1Karl & Linda5.05.05.05.05.025.052.52nd"Mack the Knife"—Bobby Darin Runner-up
5.55.55.55.55.527.5"Boléro"
2Jake & Maria6.05.05.55.55.527.554.01st"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"—KT Tunstall Winner
5.05.05.55.55.526.5"Boléro"

Ratings

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

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.

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