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Robin Cousins reveals people are STILL asking him about Todd Carty on Dancing on Ice!

Robin Cousins reveals people are STILL asking him about Todd Carty on Dancing on Ice!
(Image credit: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Robin Cousins has spoken about the return of Dancing on Ice

Former Dancing on Ice head judge Robin Cousins has revealed that people still ask him about the hilarious moment in 2009 when former EastEnders star Todd Carty tumbled off the ice and down a tunnel!

Former figure skater Robin, who’s part of the BBC’s commentary team for the upcoming Winter Olympics, is delighted that Dancing on Ice is doing well in the ratings after a four year break and said he’d be a rich man if he had a penny for every time someone asked him about Todd’s disastrous performance.

“I love the fact it’s getting such high viewing figures,” commented Robin. “One moment it’s glory and the next it’s catastrophe. It’s great entertainment and nice that figure skating is being seen that way again. I had a great time on the show.

“If I had a penny for every time someone asks me about Todd Carty then I’d never have to work again!”

Recalling the incident, Todd once said: “‘There was a look of fear in the stage manager, Richard’s face because I came around so much faster than I was meant to.”

“I said to him, 'thanks for saving me, mate,' because if it wasn’t for him, I’d have been scrambling around like Bambi!”

As for Robin, (above) who famously won gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics, he’s said he’s really looking forward to the 2018 games opening on Friday 9th February.

“The thrills and the spills are part of the attraction [of the Winter Olympics]. There is huge jeopardy and risk with athletes literally on the edge.”

Winter Olympics is on BBC1, BBC2, BBC Red Button, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2.

Main pic: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock, Robin Cousins pic - Paul Currie/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

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