Fans of Dancing On Ice have been eagerly awaiting the return of the show, and they don’t have long to wait now.

After it was cancelled in 2014, the show was revived last year, with the newfound success resulting in a renewal of ITV’s flagship dancing show.

Ahead of the upcoming eleventh season, we provide insight on this year’s judging panel.

Pictured: Jason Gardiner, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo.
Pictured: Jason Gardiner, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo.

Christopher Dean

Most famous as an Olympic Gold Medallist from the 1984 winter games, the ice skater knows exactly what the contestants will be going through.

Following eight years as a creative director, Christopher was appointed as a judge upon the show’s revival, with his expertise receiving a warm welcome.

Pictured: Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Jayne Torvill

The former Olympic dance partner of Christopher, Jayne’s career follows a similar trajectory to that of her close pal. In addition to their Olympic triumph, Jayne was one half of a duo that won four consecutive world titles.

From 1998, Jayne took a seven-year hiatus from skating, before reuniting with Christopher to kickstart the Dancing On Ice show.

Ashley Banjo

A choreographer best known as the leader of dance troupe Diversity, which won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009.

Ashley subsequently assumed a judging role on Sky One’s Got to Dance and ITV’s Dance Dance Dance, with a brief venture into game show hosting with BBC One’s Can’t Touch This.

Pictured: Ashley Banjo.

Jason Gardiner

As opposed to the good-natured vibe of the other judges, Jason is the pantomime villain of the show, pulling no punches in his assessment dodgy routines.

Though he remains a controversial figure, Jason is a unique presence on the show, and fans can’t wait to see how creative he can get with his criticism.

Pictured: Jason Gardiner.

When Does Dancing On Ice 2019 Start?

The eleventh season of Dancing On Ice starts on Sunday, January 6th.

It airs on ITV at 6 pm and will continue to air every day in the same TV slot.


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