Hit ITV show Dancing on Ice is back on our TV screens and fans of the show could not be happier. Millions of viewers will tune in to watch the latest group of celebrities attempt to make the transition from novice skaters to excellent dancers, each hoping to follow in the footsteps of the show’s winners from years past. Speaking of those winners, for some of them, winning Dancing on Ice helped to change their lives. We’ve taken a look back at the victors from every series of the show so far to see what they’ve been up to since being crowned as a Dancing on Ice champion.
Series 1 - Gaynor Faye
Actress Gaynor Faye was the first-ever Dancing on Ice champion, winning the show with partner Daniel Whiston back in 2006. Faye went on to appear in the stage adaptation of Calendar Girls at London’s Noel Coward Theatre before taking up a role on Emmerdale. She played the part of Megan Macey from 2012 until 2019.
Series 2 - Kyran Bracken
Former England international rugby union star Kyran Bracken won the second series of Dancing on Ice in 2007, with partner Melanie Lambert. Bracken then went on tour with the ‘Holiday on Ice’ performance show and now works as an after-dinner speaker and rugby pundit.
Series 3 - Suzanne Shaw
Suzanne Shaw first hit our screens on the ITV reality show Popstars, where she earned a place in the pop group Hear’Say. After winning series three of Dancing on Ice, Shaw went on to appear in musicals such as Chicago and White Christmas. She also had a year playing Eve Birch in Emmerdale.
Series 4 - Ray Quinn
X-Factor star Ray Quinn won series four of Dancing on Ice in 2009, alongside Maria Filippov. Since then, he’s appeared in various musicals such as Grease and Dirty Dancing. He also played the role of Jonny Baxter in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks before leaving the soap in November 2019. Quinn also went on to have more Dancing on Ice success, which we will get to later…
Series 5 - Hayley Tamaddon
Actress Hayley Tamaddon won series five in 2010 alongside Daniel Whiston. She went on to play the role of Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street and she also played the role of Miss Hedge in the West End musical ‘’Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’’ in 2019. Tamaddon gave birth to her first son in October last year.
Series 6 - Sam Attwater
Actor Sam Attwater was crowned as the sixth winner of Dancing on Ice in 2011. Later that year, Attwater made his West End debut playing the role of Norman in “Dreamboats & Petticoats” at the Playhouse Theatre. He’s also featured in The Rocky Horror Show and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Series 7 - Matthew Wolfenden
Actor Matthew Wolfenden won the 2012 version of Dancing on Ice, alongside Nina Ulanova. In truth, not a lot has changed for Wolfenden since winning the show as he is still playing the role of David Metcalfe in Emmerdale, having first joined the show in 2006.
Series 8 - Beth Tweddle
Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle won series eight, partnering Dan Whiston to another title. In 2016, Tweddle appeared on another reality show, Channel 4’s The Jump. However, on two weeks into the show, Tweddle suffered a serious injury and had to undergo neck surgery to fuse two vertebrae together using a piece of her hip bone.
Series 9 (All-Stars) - Ray Quinn
As hinted at earlier, Ray Quinn won the All-Star series of the show in 2014. We’ve already seen what he’s been up to since.
Series 10 - Jake Quickenden
After a four-year absence, Dancing on Ice returned in 2018 and the new series was won by Jake Quickenden. Quickenden is a modern-day reality star. He first hit our screens on The X-Factor before going on to finish as runner up on I’m a Celebrity. He now plays the role of Woody in Hollyoaks.
Series 11 - James Jordan
Professional ballroom dancer James Jordan had a slight advantage going into series 11 of Dancing on Ice and he made that count by winning, along with partner Alexandra Schauman. He continues to dance and he was last seen on our screens late in 2019, appearing on Celebrity Coach Trip alongside his wife Ola Jordan.