Dancing on Ice 2021 will come to a close tonight (March 14) with the series’ grand finale, and the show’s three finalists have teased that their demonstration skates will feature thrilling tricks and first-time feats.
Former Coronation Street star Faye Brookes, athlete Colin Jackson CBE, and radio host Sonny Jay will compete for the ITV skating competition winner tonight.
The trio would also have to perform three routines: the showcase, a favored skate of earlier in the season, as well as their own variation of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s popular Bolero routine.
Sonny has announced that his showcase skate will have a Dancing on Ice-style routine, as he will be adding musical accompaniment to the rink.
He explained, “The showcase presentation we’re doing is choreographed by Jayne and Chris, and they’re getting me to be George Formby on ice, so I’ll be the first guy to ever play the ukulele on Dancing on Ice life.”
“It’ll also be fantastic because it’ll be the first time I’ve performed in almost five years!” The routine is eerily similar to mine. They’ve formulated an impressive routine for me.
“They’ve seen me dress up as various characters every week – Popeye, Billy Elliot… and now this is a true character on the ice. There are some funny moments in there, and I think it’s a great fit for me, so I’m thrilled I’ll be able to do it.”
Colin teased that he’ll be holding a couple of balls in the air during his routine, but Sonny isn’t the only contestant who’ll have his hands full during his showcase.
“I’m transporting you back to the Caribbean for our showcase, and we’re skating to ‘Hot Hot Hot,'” he said. “It’s a hundred miles per hour, rehearsed by Jayne and Chris, and I’m using props once again. I’ll be juggling and doing a variety of things. It’s exhausting but enjoyable.”
Faye, on the other hand, is going to the beach with Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ playing in the background, and she’ll be pulling out all the stops to please, including a trick that “everyone is waiting to see.”
“I’ll be by a lake, sitting on a sun chair with my Hollywood hunk, and we’ll have beach balls, lilos, and any trick you can think of,” she said. “Of course, conventional steps are included.
“And I can promise you that there will be a final trick that I know everyone is expecting from me… I’m the last girl left, so of course, I’ll have that! It’ll be a full-fledged spectacle.”
Torvill and Dean will both take to the ice for their first and only live appearance of the season tonight, a moment for which they have already struggled, having admitted earlier this week that they “took an almighty dive” during rehearsals. The last episode of Dancing on Ice airs tonight (March 14) at 6 p.m. on ITV.