They’re the iconic duo who stunned the world with the Bolero – but Torvill and Dean say they’re so riddled with injuries they should be put down!
Champion skaters Jayne and Christopher will get their skates on for another series of Dancing On Ice in 2020.
But the pair told how they’ve been plagued by injuries over the years.
Chris, 60, says if he was a racehorse he would be “mince meat by now”.
While Jayne, 61, reveals she’s putting off spinal surgery until after the series has finished.
“They don’t go away, you just live with them. If I was a racehorse I’d be mince meat by now!
“I’ve had several surgeries. I had one four months ago. I think as athletes we’re used to pain so our pain threshold is something we can live with and for the last 25 years I’ve had something every day.”
At the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics the pair won gold and became the highest-scoring figure skaters of all time with their Bolero.
Then they forged a telly career with Dancing on Ice in 2006.
Jayne opened up about her back troubles.
She said: “I’ve got a cyst on my spine so I have to keep it under control because it’s a neuro kind of pain. When it’s bad, it’s bad.”
With the pair set to perform on Dancing On Ice, Jayne has been in tears as they prepare.
Chris said: “She’d be crying every time we got out on the ice.”
Jayne added: “It was really bad a month ago because I’d started training again for the show, the worst thing for it is skating.
“Even just getting out of bed was hard. Every movement is so painful and when you’ve got it constantly it’s so draining.
"We’ve managed to get some medication so it’s under control but surgery is in my future. I can’t do it until March.”
Celebs taking part in the ITV show include Coronation Street ’s Lisa George, 46, chat show host Tricia Goddard, 61, and Steps singer Ian “H” Watkins, 43.
Entertainer Michael Barrymore, 67, had to pull out after breaking his wrist while practising.
Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, 32, has replaced him.