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Topic: DOI Finalists talk winning
Posted By: Bren
Subject: DOI Finalists talk winning
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 13:00
The Dancing On Ice finalists talk winning, rivalry and stinky skates before this weekend's showdown

The bookies have their favourite, but do you? Read our exclusive interviews with the ice skating talent show finalists Matthew Wolfenden, Jorgie Porter and Chico Slimani


Hollyoaks Star Jorgie Porter on Dancing on Ice Hollyoaks Star Jorgie Porter on Dancing on Ice
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After months of tumbles, tears and tantrums, we've glided to the glittering final.

The three remaining Dancing on Ice celebrities will skate it out on Sunday night on ITV to see who is crowned king or queen of the rink.

Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden is bookmakers William Hill's favourite at 4/7 to win, with Jorgie Porter at 2/1 and Chico Slimani hoping to upset the odds at 6/1.

Before they go out on the ice for the last time we gave them a grilling to help you decide who has blades of glory....

MATTHEW, 24, actor


Matthew Wolfenden and Nina Ulanova during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice Matthew Wolfenden and Nina Ulanova during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice
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Which has been your worst outfit of the competition?

For the first few weeks my outfits didn’t have any diamantes on them - my first outfit was leather, my second was a suit - so I went into the wardrobe department and joked that I’d not had any diamantes.  The week after that the wardrobe team put me in a pink top covered in diamonds with a massive diamond in the middle!  I got some stick down the pub for that one! I wouldn’t say I hated it though, it's great! You’ve just got to go with the fake tan, glitter and eyeliner!

Tell us something we don’t know about one of the other finalists...

I don’t have a secret on the other celebs but I can tell you one of mine. My boots are the smelliest for some reason. I don’t have smelly feet, but my boots stink and I can’t get rid of the smell.  I have sprayed car fresher in them but nothing seems to work!

I deserve to win because….Wow, that’s a hard question! I am up against two really strong skaters. Jorgie started off incredibly and Chico is brilliant. I think it's one of the toughest finals. I’ve worked really hard over the past few months but then so have the other celebrities.

I'd love to say that if I win I would go to Barbados for seven weeks, but I’m back at work on Emmerdale on Monday morning. We’ll put the holiday on hold but me, Charley [Webb, Matthew's fiancee] and Buster [their son] will definitely go away for a well earned break. They deserve one as well!

If I lose I will be so pleased for whoever wins. Chico has become one of my best mates - I just love being around him - and me and Charley have become close to Jorgie and her fella James. We all go out for meal each week. I’ll be happy for them.


Christopher Dean and Matthew Wolfenden during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice Christopher Dean and Matthew Wolfenden during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice
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What's the weirdest fan mail you've ever received?

It’s not weird it was great. During pop week I tweeted about the florescent towelling socks that everyone used to wear in the eighties and somebody sent me some, which was brilliant. I also tweeted how smelly my boots were and was sent some deodorant!

Which celebs from the show will you keep in touch with?

I would like to keep in touch with all of them as they've all been great. It’s been so sad to lose someone each week. Definitely Chico and Jorgie and we’ll see everyone on the tour. It sounds like a cliché, but we have all got on so well.

Would you advise other celebs to take part in DOI?

Yes, it's been an amazing experience...but now I know how hard it is, if they asked me again I’d have to think very hard about it! I’ve run marathons and I’ve done triathlons, but this is just something else! You watch it on a Sunday night and you think it's good fun, but it's such hard work!

What was your most embarrassing moment?

At the beginning of the series I had to wear leather trousers and I didn’t have a belt on in rehearsals and I ended up on the floor and the trousers slipped down slightly. One of the cameramen zoomed in and it was displayed on the big screen in the studio!

Best and Worst moment during the series?

Skating on the live shows is probably my best and worst moment all rolled into one.  It’s terrifying but when I get on the ice and start the routine I forget where I am and go into this bubble. It's an incredible feeling.

The worst was the headbanger last week. We had practiced and practiced and could do it but on the night it just didn’t quite work. Katarina said it could have been a ten and I kicked myself for a few days after. We had one opportunity to do it on the night and we didn’t pull it off.

Funniest moment of the series?

For me, the best start to any ice skating routine is when Chico skated to ‘Sexy And I Know It’.  At the start of the routine he flexes his bum muscles, he is wearing tight trousers with the word Sexy on his bottom.  I laughed until I cried when I first saw him do it.

Who had the best backstage banter and why?

The week we lost Chemmy it went quiet backstage.  Chemmy was always very loud and always kept people's energy up.  Jorgie’s fantastic and has everyone laughing and Chico is great as he is always so positive.

Have you lost any weight throughout the series?

I think I’ve lost nearly two stone. Someone tweeted that I looked gaunt after seeing a picture of me in the paper! 

What tricks have you got up your sleeve for the final?

If we get through to the final I would be excited to perform the Bolero. We’ve included some tricks and I think it will be a different bolero to what anyone’s seem before. Our favourite routine is Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ but we’ve adapted it slightly and then we'll also perform to the classic 'Singing in The Rain' where I have to lift Nina whilst standing under a rain machine!

JORGIE, 24, actress


 Jorgie Porter and Matt Evers during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice
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Which has been your worst outfit during the series?

It was the bra and the PVC trousers. I didn’t know what I would look like in them and thought things might pop out.

Tell us something we don’t know about one of the other finalists?

Matthew Wolfenden has got the smelliest skates, they have been known to stink out the whole green room.

How will you celebrate if you win?

If I win I will ... go to Vegas. Basically me and James [Atherton, her boyfriend and Hollyoaks' co-star] had a bet. I said if I win we'll go to Vegas to celebrate and if we lose we'll go to Cyprus.

If I lose I will probably cry. Actually I'll cry if I win or lose as it will be just so emotional either way.

What's the weirdest fan mail you've ever received?

I haven’t had any weird fan mail while doing Dancing On Ice, but before the show somebody put a song on YouTube about me. They sent me the song on a CD and it’s quite good!

Which celebs will you keep in touch with from the show?

Definitely Matthew and his fiancée Charley. I love those two. Also Chemmy - she's good fun. Actually it would be nice to keep in touch with everybody from the show.

Would you advise other celebs to take part in DOI?

Yes I would. They just need to be prepared to die. Only joking! But you really just need to push yourself - you have to do it to the max. Also you make great friends with your skating partner and you are in a whole different world.


 Jorgie Porter and Matt Evers during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice
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What was your most embarrassing moment?

I was skating in the studio just before dress rehearsal a few weeks ago and I fell over in front of Phillip Schofield, the judges, everybody. I wasn’t even doing any of my routine I was just skating around. I was just so embarrassed and then I fell over again, so I fell over twice in front of everybody.

What's been your best and worst moments during the series?

Best: I know this sounds strange but my best moment was doing the skate-off last week. It was a chance to do the routine again live in front of everybody. I thought it was the last time I would skate with Matt (Evers) so I just went out and enjoyed it.

Worst: Probably my worst moment on the show was been told by Louie that our routine was bland, and of course when I kicked Matt in the head.

Funniest moment of the series?

To be honest I can’t think of just one moment as every single day with Matt (Evers) has been a giggle. He is so funny and so clever and we have just had so much fun together.

Who had the best backstage banter and why?

Me and Matthew (Wolfenden) look at each other and know what each other are thinking which is mad. Sam and Mark were great fun and always having a laugh and a banter. Charlene (Tilton) was always running around putting on different wigs and making everybody laugh as well.

Have you lost any weight throughout the series?

Everybody has told me I have lost weight but I haven’t really noticed to be honest. I think I have more muscles though.

What tricks have you got up you sleeve for the final?

I have some fantastic tricks up my sleeve. In my showcase routine the pro skating guys throw me in the air and catch me - it’s amazing.

CHICO, 40, singer



 Chico Slimani and Jodeyne Higgins during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice
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Which has been your worst outfit?

I actually liked all of them for different reasons; there isn’t one I didn’t like. I really loved my outfit on props week when I was dressed as the strong man because it allowed me to really get into character.

Tell us something we don’t know about one of the other finalists?

Matthew Wolfenden and Jennifer Ellison had to take herbal calm tablets before they skate. I tried them once but I almost fell asleep just before the live show. That routine was the longest minute of my life!

Why do you think you deserve to win?

Everyone’s a winner, but if I had to say it would be the fact that I was a reserve, was six weeks behind everyone else in terms of skating and had never ever put on a pair of skates before! The toughest time was when I was poorly for three weeks and had to get through the routines…it was tough. Surviving two skate-offs…..to get to the final is nothing short of a miracle!

If I win I will……probably collapse in a heap on the ice and have to be picked up by Jayne and Chris!

If I lose I will… congratulate the deserving winner and still have the biggest smile on my face. Dancing on Ice has been fantastic and I have made genuine friendships, especially with Matthew, Jorgie and my beautiful partner Jodeyne.

What's the weirdest fan mail you've ever received?

No weird fan mail, most of mine are from fans that are saying ‘thank you for being an inspiration with your positive mental attitude and making me believe I can achieve anything I set my heart on.’

Which celebs will you keep in touch with?

We’re going on the Dancing On Ice tour so we’ll see each other again. I loved each and every one for different reasons and will stay in touch with quite a few of them.



Chico Slimani and Jodeyne Higgins during rehearsals for Dancing On Ice
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Would you advise other celebs to take part in DOI?

Absolutely! DOI is one of the greatest things you will ever do in your life. It certainly has been in mine. Just to be able to fall in love with a sport I never thought I would, the sheer hard work, dedication and discipline that goes into it. Working closely with the legends that are Torvill and Dean and the wonderful judges has been a pleasure to treasure.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I’ve not necessary had an embarrassing moment but I did make Jayne Torvill, Karen Barber and even some of the male crew blush when I rehearsed my ‘Sexy And I Know It’ routine.

My best moment was performing ‘The Flood’ by Take That in the semi finals and the public voting me through to the final.

My worst moment was when I had to do the first skate-off whilst feeling poorly and collapsing straight after.

What's been your funniest moment of the series?

The funniest moment was the week after my first skate-off when Philip called out mine and Jodeyne’s name to say we were through, the expression on my face was shock, but Jodeyne who is usually cool as a cucumber was punching the air like a maniac! It was the greatest and funniest moment to see her like that.

Who had the best backstage banter and why?

There have been so many great characters this series but I would say Chemmy, Andy Whyment and Dan Whiston for their sheer comical humour, which has all in stitches most weeks.

Have you lost any weight?

I have lost half a stone of sheer fat that’s why I look so ripped.

What tricks have you got up your sleeve for the final?

I don’t have any new tricks, I am relying on all the things I’ve learnt in previous weeks and hope I can put on memorable show for the great British public!


http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/tv-film-news/exclusive-interview-with-dancing-on-ice-finalists-770318 - Mirror.co.uk



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Posted By: billymarsh
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2012 at 15:09
I've seen Joe in concert with his band and his voice and stage presence were fantastic. Such a versatile performer! Really great atmosphere and the crowd were going mad for him. I've also met him and he's a lovely man who really appreciates all the support he gets.



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