Gallery: Ice one Nicky
PUBLISHED: 12:13 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009
ICE ace Nicky Slater from popular ITV show Dancing on Ice has got his skates on in town this week. So WHT reporters Laurel Smithson and Kelly-Ann Kiernan decided to put their best foot forward in the hopes they would go home having skated, not just deflat
ICE ace Nicky Slater from popular ITV show Dancing on Ice has got his skates on in town this week.
So WHT reporters Laurel Smithson and Kelly-Ann Kiernan decided to put their best foot forward in the hopes they would go home having skated, not just deflated.
The new tour from the Dancing on Ice judge, entitled Ice Times, charts the story of the sport from Victorian times to modern day at Campus West's theatre in WGC.
The 49-year-old, who has been skating since he was two, told the WHT: "It's taking dancing on ice and explaining how do you make a routine up.
"It's also about how you can get behind the scenes and understand it, with some story telling and a chance to have your questions answered."
Nicky, who will be dancing with British champion Louise Walden, started skating because his parents were world champions, although the transition wasn't a smooth one.
"Because of the environment I was in there was I time I didn't want to do it," he said.
"But now I am loving it and the chance to create something that mixes theatre with ice dancing."
Linda Lusardi, the former Page Three model and patron the Old Hatfield-based Willow Foundation, is currently competing on the TV show - once again sailing through Sunday's show with flying colours.
Nicky said: "She is a dark horse.
"She is a wonderful soft skater, although at the moment she is not very fast.
"She is great in the lifts, but she could be really good, so we'll wait and see."
Catch Nicky and Louise at Campus West tomorrow (Thursday). It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions.
Ring 01707 357117 to book.