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Dancing on ice stars dating each other

Gardiner Cousins and Bunton

Once the couples have performed their routines for the judging panel, the judges decide on who deserves to stay and cast their votes, based on their second performance. It can become risky because your on-ice training can be affected by your off-ice relationship. Karen Kresge in the first series, Natalia Bestemianova in the second, Ruthie Henshall in the third and fourth and Emma Bunton in the fifth. Torvil and Dean themselves then made a special in-studio appearance towards the end, thanking the contestants, hosts and judges, and of course, the home viewers for their votes.

Having been close friends for such a long time, we expect Samia will be cheering on both her co-star and her husband in the audience during the live shows. Torvill and Dean will return to the show as head judges along with Schofield and Willoughby as presenters.

Obviously, it's a huge commitment and I want to get stuck into it. If you have a fight at home, it makes that training difficult. With all the success the couple's had on the ice, you'd think the two would be a perfect match.

As this is the case, the pair with the lowest score from the judges can avoid being in the bottom two if the public vote for them. Head Coach Karen Barber also trains the skaters for the live show. In they performed less regularly. These total scores then create a leaderboard which combines with the public vote in order to determine the two lowest placed couples. The couple with the most votes from the judges receives a place in the following week's show, while the couple with the fewest votes leaves the competition.

Championships but finished

Gardiner, Cousins and Bunton. Championships but finished just short of the podium in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.