Chris didn’t know he was going to say anything like that.
The Olympic champions have skated together for decades and had previously insisted that they were nothing more than platonic friends but in an interview with Piers Morgan last year revealed that they once had a short fling and ‘dabbled’ with romance, before marrying their respective partners. “It’s the way the questions were going and this was a spontaneous answer to that.” The short fling started when Jayne was 17 and Christopher 16, not long after they first started skating together.
The romance was short lived and fizzled out very quickly and Torvill is glad her fans know the truth and told The Sunday People: “I’m pleased everyone knows.” She added: “Chris revealed it and I’m glad it’s out there. Jayne is now happily married to husband Phil Christensen, and the pair live with their son Kieran and daughter Jessica, whom they adopted when they were babies.
We would go to our dressing room, to our regular spot and do our warmup stretches.“It was a very long day as we were not due out on the ice until 9.30pm but we were running on adrenaline by then. "You could feel the anticipation and also the weight of expectation. "Sarajevo was in Yugoslavia at the time which was still a communist country so there was a lot of support for the Russians but we still felt the crowd was with us.
There was a British contingent and even a group from Nottingham, our home town.”Jayne adds: “I remember stepping on to the ice waiting to be announced and then hearing the roar of the crowd when it was over. They have not taken to the ice competitively for 20 years but ask any random group of people to name a skater and chances are they will answer Torvill and Dean.
"We found ourselves at the end of our marriages and a great friendship turned into something else," she told Closer.