Dancing On Ice axe: Torvill & Dean want to go out on a high

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Dancing On Ice stars Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have said they want to sent the show out on a high next year.

It was confirmed this morning that ITV had axed Dancing On Ice, with one last series next January in 2014.

Speaking on Daybreak this morning, Torvill & Dean confirmed the news but insisted they weren't upset by the end.

"Next year Dancing on Ice is going to be our final Dancing on Ice. It's come full circle for us, it's 30 years since we performed in bolero, on February 14, Valentine's Day and it will be 30 years next year and we just thought for us it's sort of full circle," Dean explained. "We've had this wonderful experience doing Dancing on Ice and we just wanted to finish at the top of our game and for the show to be on top of its game and so we just felt it was the right time."

He added: "It's been hugely successful and some of the celebrities that we've had come through have been amazing.

"We're not going to hang up our skates but we are going to slow them down a little bit. I do think most probably because it is 30 years that might be our last bolero as well."

And Dean said there was no anger at ITV's decision, saying: "ITV have been great with the way they have produced the show and this last series is going to be the biggest and best series so far - so we want it to be a celebration."

Meanwhile, Torvill teased that the pair were already working on other projects.

She said: "We have other plans to do other projects so we are excited about that but I have to say the experience of Dancing on Ice has been absolutely fantastic for us."

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