P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:20:00    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   It's the last waltz for skating's most romantic couple Torvill and Dean, as they embark on their farewell tour on Boxing Day. For a decade they have thrilled audiences with their routines — and tantalised them with the chemistry they insisted was kept solely for the ice. Now they want to bow out at their peak: "We are getting old and we are quitting while we are ahead," Christopher Dean, 36, said in a recent interview. ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:01:00    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   It's the last waltz for skating's most romantic couple Torvill and Dean, as they embark on their farewell tour. The Nottingham couple's final tour begins in Manchester on Boxing Day and takes in 10 cities before ending in London's Wembley in June. Dean's relationship with Torvill, 37, was almost a marriage. The couple have been together since their early teens and Torvill admitted in the past she was in love with him for a while. ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:01:10    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   British ice-dance legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are embarking on their farewell tour Boxing Day. They retired from competition after their winter Olympic comeback when the dream of repeating their 1984 gold was dashed by the judges' controversial decision to award them only a bronze. The end of their free dance routine, when Torvill turned a somerc—ult over her partner's head, pleased the crowd, but was penalised by the judges. ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:00:10    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   Ice dancers Torvill and Dean who are embarking on a farewell tour sparked controversy with their bid to win a second Olympic gold medal. At the Games there were allegations of biased judging and controversy over the sport's complex rules. Officials of the International Skating Union admitted T&D were cheated of a silver or possibly a gold because judges had failed to mark down the Russian victors for illegal separations ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON DLLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Pa—drs
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:21:12    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   British ice-dance legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are embarking on their farewell tour later this month. The pair were bruised by vicious press reports when they launched their competitive comeback. They were branded "Torvill and Has Been" and Jayne was criticised as looking "bloated and old" But they are still idolised by their fans. Nearly half the country — an estimated 23 million Britons — tuned in to watch their Olympic swansong. ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON (FLLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:20:10    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   It's the last waltz for skating's most romantic couple Torvill and Dean, as they embark on their farewell tour. T&D went into the history books 10 years ago when they won gold at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo after the nine judges each awarded them a perfect six points for their interpretation of Ravel's Bolero. With Olympic gold, European and World titles under their belt, the couple went professional for a decade. ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:24:25    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   Torvill and Dean who are starting a farewell tour were world professional champions in 1984, 1985 and 1990N They returned to competition this year after the Internatrional Ice Skating Union allowed professionals to take part. T&D won the European title in Copenhagen in January. Their pieces reflected ISU calls for a purer form of ice dancing but they revised 80% to add more showmanship for the Olympics. ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:20:40    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   Torvill and Dean who are just starting a farwell ice dance tour first skated together in May 1975. They were brought together at Nottingham Ice Stadium by Jayne's trainer, Janet Sawbridge. Within six months they were British champions. Both had previous dancing partners. For Jayne it was Michael Hutchinson. They won the British title in 1971 and competed in the European championships in Sweden before their link ended ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Dec26 20:21:02    FACE THE   MUSIC  ———————————————————————————————————   Ice skaters Torvill and Dean both had previous dance partners. Christopher's previous partner was Sandra Elson, with whom he had become British Primary Dance Champion in 1972, Junior Champion in 1974 and sixth in the senior event. Jayne was born in Nottingham on October 7, 1957 and Christopher was born in the same city on July 27 1958. She is just over 5ft tall; he is 5ft 10in tall. ——————————————————————————————————9/9—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S ON TELLY TODAY? P110 Next page News poll Letters Papers