Dancing on Ice live UK tour cancelled for 2013

Jane Torville and Christopher Dean

The annual Dancing on Ice live tour has been cancelled for the first time in the show's history.

Organisers say the decision is "due to venue availability," and the tour should return in 2014.

The celebrity contestants and their professional skating partners usually perform at various venues around the UK.

They are mentored by Britain's most successful ice skaters, Olympic gold medallists Torvill and Dean.

Contestants taking part in this series include former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas, former X Factor winner Shayne Ward and actress Samia Ghadie.

Previous winners of the ITV show include Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden, TV presenter Sam Attwater and singer Ray Quinn.

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