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by Daniel Falconer | 16 February Hayley Tamaddon & Dan Whiston. Daniel Whiston is a household favourite when it comes to Dancing on Ice - currently. Whiston has appeared in every series of Dancing on Ice since ITV On 21 May , ITV confirmed that Dancing on Ice would end in former Emmerdale actress and childhood friend Hayley Tamaddon. [Exclusive] Dan Whiston Discusses The New Series Of Dancing On Ice, And Partnering With Cheryl Baker. Hayley Tamaddon & Dan Whiston. 16 February
I've never seen Elizabeth so poorly. She was so ill, she couldn't train as much as she wanted to, she was sent home several times - the virus really did take hold of her. And it was awful to see her so upset because she never cries, so it was horrible to see one of my friends in tears.
But she's an athlete, she's always professional and she did really well - she's through to the semi-final. We're just going to keep going out there and doing what we're doing.
The public really enjoy us, anyway! Torvill and Dean are Team Jai Ho! Torvill and Dean recently said that our Jai Ho routine was one of the most memorable routines of the show ever - it's very special for me to hear, as they're great friends and such iconic figures in the skating world.
We love that they've given us that credit and, personally, it's one of my most memorable moments too. That and Todd Carty flying off the stage! Christine Bleakley is really lovely Christine Bleakley is really, really lovely.
She brought Frank Lampard in the other week and we all had drinks at the bar - that's what she's like, she's one of the gang.
She's so well thought of and she's always involved. I think that, when people do well and are successful, some others will find a way not to like them - but anybody who knows Christine will know she's very sweet and very supportive. We're both patrons of the hospice and try to raise as much money for them as possible; the children are amazing and just so beautiful - after the show we're going to go in and see them, make sure they know we're thankful for all the support.
Anything we can do to help, you know - it's always so grateful received. Twitter goes crazy all week; we're constantly replying to people and talking to our supporters, making sure we give something back to them.
This week we've had so many presents and so much fanmail - and we really want them to know that they're appreciated. We can't think about the final yet Dan and Hayley behind-the-scenes of the show We don't want to think about the final yet; we don't want to jinx it. We're kind of living the week we're in, we're going to give the semi-finals our best shot and see what happens next.
We're a bit superstitious - but we'll be giving it our best shot. It's a show full of champions; we've all done amazingly well to get to the semi-finals but it will be bittersweet to go out next week. Just a case of 'so close, yet so far'. Next week I predict more than a few of the celebs will be needing a sick bucket Sam Attwater, Dan Whiston and Vicky Ogden Next week it's the flying routine, which means they'll be spinning and flung around the rafters at a hundred miles an hour. And when you come back down to the ice you're dizzy, you're sick - look at Gareth Thomas last year, he was knocked out the show because he was so ill.
I remember last time Hayley Tamaddon flew, she suffered really badly from vertigo, so I'll be ready with my sick bucket for her! So, there's three couples on a team, and they go head to head - whoever wins that team challenge gets double points - so it could flip the leaderboard completely upside down.
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Obviously everyone's rehearsing as much as they can and giving it everything they've got because it really can change the leaderboard completely, and put whoever's at the top of the leaderboard absolutely at the bottom. So this week is quite a big week. There's no way of calling it because you don't know what the show is gonna do. The twists and turns of the format of the show really determine how the leaderboard's gonna end up.
So there's no way of saying 'this person will win', because the format's changing every week. There's lots of surprises in store, I'm sure. It's a very tight competition at the moment with everybody nipping at each other's heels - who would you say is your biggest competition? Well I think Ray Quinn and Maria are absolutely brilliant.
They're top of the leaderboard every week and obviously they're our main competition, but the thing about Hayley is she started on the leaderboard, and every week she's worked her way up, which is brilliant. She's bettering herself every single week, and the two of us are delivering something new every week - a new trick or a new feel of the programme.
Dan Whiston exclusive interview - Dancing on Ice
What we love to do is act a piece out - we kinda like to tell a story through our routine, and obviously Hayley being an actress, that's great for her, so, she's climbing the leaderboard every week but I think at the moment, Ray is the top of the leaderboard.
But again, this format this week with the team challenge could change everything. What would you say are some of your favourite styles of routines are to perform? I really enjoyed last week's routine because normally me and Hayley have very 'smiley' and 'showbizzy' type routines, and last week we had quite a serious number where we didn't smile and performed an acting piece.
It's really nice when you get something different. Also our 'Jai Ho' routine from a few years back was brilliant because Bollywood on Ice had never been done before. How intense would you say training is? Training is very intense. With Hayley's schedule as well with Coronation Street, it's very busy. We're literally, if we're not on the road we're on the ice, then on the train.
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We're literally moving around the country because Hayley's got her Coronation Street schedule as well. But, there's no complaints because we're doing something we love. We both love - obviously skating is my career - but I love to skate; me and Hayley have known each other since we were 12, so it's a good laugh and Hayley's in her dream job with Coronation Street, so there's no complaints.