AFTER a winter of warming up our chilly Sunday nights with their sizzling hot moves, our favourite ice dancers are heading to Sheffield.
But this time, it’s all about the professional skaters.
After years of letting the celebs on ‘Dancing on Ice’ hog the spotlight, their professional partners are stepping out of their shadows, ready to show us what they can do in their very own skating show.
“We’re so excited to really show our loyal fans what we’re capable of,” said British adagio skating star Frankie Poultney, who appeared in six series of the hit ITV show.
Former Silverdale school pupil Frankie, aged 40, was born right here in Sheffield and says she can’t wait to show off in front of her home crowd when ‘The Professionals On Ice’ opens next month.
“The fact is that, on the show, we’re focused on getting the celebrities to skate to the best of their abilities, but you’ve never seen us skate to the best of ours. There are moves in this show that will have your heart in your mouth - we can’t wait!”
Frankie joins a host of Dancing on Ice favourites, including Matt Evers, Sylvain Longchambon and Maria Filippov, in the new arena show, which is produced by former champion Suzanne Shaw.
And we’re warned that audiences are in for a hair-raising head-banging, daring double salchow-ing, sensational split-twisting time!
US figure skater Matt Evers, who created and directs the new show, told The Star: “We have 12 of the best ice dancers in the world in this show so it’s going to be the professionals as you’ve never seen them before.
“Our fans are so lovely and they’ve been calling to see more of us for a few years. We were only too happy to oblige and have some real treats up our sleeves.”
And if you’ve always fancied skating with the stars - now’s your chance. If you’re under 16, tweet a video of yourself to @ProsOnIce before April 19, when Matt Evers will be picking one lucky person to take part in the Sheffield show.
The Professionals on Ice is on at IceSheffield, Attercliffe, from May 3 until May 5.