To commemorate the show’s nine-year run presenters Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley also took to the ice for a mini routine, along with the judges.
Dancing On Ice bosses had to create extra audience space because so many former celebrity contestants showed up to watch the final episode.
However it was his stint on Dancing On Ice which finally saw him taste victory, winning not once – as he and skating partner Maria Filippov were crowned 2009 champions – but twice, after they returned for the 2014 ‘all-stars’ series and emerged victorious.
Away from the glare of reality TV, Ray’s also enjoyed a successful stage career – with roles including Danny Zuko in the West End production of Grease in 2009 (opposite his future wife Emma Stephens) and the title role in Aladdin, but he’s also been seen in stage productions of Legally Blonde and Dirty Dancing, as well as pantomime.
This month saw the line up of celebs confirmed for what will be the final DOI tour ever.
They are Pop Idol’s Gareth Gates, Hear’Say’s Suzanne Shaw, actress Bonnie Langford, rugby hunk Kyran Bracken and comedian Joe Pasquale.
The former X Factor runner-up turned West End star is taking on the role of Don – made famous by Cliff Richard in the original 1963 movie – with the production opening at the Liverpool Empire on May 8 before heading across the country.Both of their final performances scored a perfect 30/30, which was the first time that had happened on the show, beating runner-up Chris Fountain.X Factor star-turned-Broadway star Ray Quinn won the show in 2009 alongside his professional partner Maria Filippov.Jayne and Chris said: “This year will be the 30th anniversary of Bolero and our Olympic Gold medal in Sarajevo, so for us, it seemed a fitting time to say goodbye to Dancing on Ice. “But, we will not be retiring or hanging up our skates just yet.We are delighted to announce the last ever Dancing on Ice UK arena tour, starting in March 2014.Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye won the first ever series of Dancing On Ice alongside her professional ice skating partner Daniel Whiston, under the watchful eye of judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Nicky Slater, Jason Gardiner and Karen Kresge.