I won the Champion of Champions final of the last ever ITV1 show and I've got to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for me. It's the greatest of privileges for me and I simply could not have done it without your votes. This week's blog is going to read like a rather emotional Oscar's acceptance speech and apologies for that in advance but it has to be said.
British actor, singer, and dancer
Ray Quinn is a British actor, singer, and dancer. Ray was the runner up in 'The X Factor' in 2006, and participated in arena tours all over the country. He then continued on to have a platinum selling album 'doing it my way' selling over 330,000 copies and his first single hitting number #1 in the UK charts. Followed by a sellout uk solo tour. Ray went on to win the 2009 series of Dancing on Ice which also followed two arena tours, skating for fans all over the uk that helped him achieve that first place! He also appeared as victimised teenager Anthony Murray in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. Where he won several awards for his performances, some of which include best dramatic performance at the soap awards of 2002. Ray has also played major roles throughout the west end including shows such as 'Grease' were he played 'Doody' and a year later came back to play the famous lead role 'Danny Zuko'. As of recent, Ray has been invited back on Dancing on Ice for the final series.
It's the final this Sunday and I'm going to re-double my efforts to come up with my best performance of the whole series. I will be quite happy that I won't have to be doing any more flying - it's wasn't my finest hour. I'll be keeping my feet on the ground in future - in all senses of the phrase.
04/03/2014 16:48 GMT
I had been on tour eating take-away food and five cans of lager a night and was weighing in at 14 stone. I'm 5' 9" so I can't carry that amount of timber, I had a pot belly and I hated it, but not only was I in the worst shape of my life but I was also about to start the most physically demanding prime-time show on British telly.
25/02/2014 17:41 GMT
Even as late Friday our routine to Billy Joel's <em>Uptown Girl</em> was looking very lack lustre and I thought we were heading for a fall. But after a telling off from Karen Barber the head judge we girded our loins (they are very tight trousers on DOI) and pulled out a last minute bit of revision that really did the trick.
18/02/2014 08:30 GMT
There was a bit a controversy on <em>Dancing on Ice</em> this week - I was accused of giving the judges a one finger salute at the beginning of my performance. But it turned out after a few check backs from everyone including myself that I was innocent! Thank God.
11/02/2014 16:59 GMT
The thing about these shows is that they become hugely addictive for those competing. It's great fun doing a bit of dress-up on a Sunday night, getting your spray tan and being taught to do some pretty dangerous lifts and jumps every week.
05/02/2014 18:31 GMT
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