I've always been fascinated by ice-skating. When I was a child we sometimes went to an ice rink in Richmond. I've no idea whether it's still there. I was useless. I could hardly stand up on skates, let alone move around the rink. But mostly I was happy to watch those people who could skate.
I always enjoyed watching skating on TV, and like most people, will never forget that wonderful performance of Bolero by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean when they won an Olympic gold medal in 1984.
18 years later Torvill and Dean are still magnificant skaters. I absolutely love the Dancing on Ice series on TV. It amazes me how these celebrities, most of whom have never skated before, end up so proficient after a few months training.
The final of the current series is on tomorrow, although I have to watch on catch-up on Sunday. Can't wait!