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Kyran Bracken's Biography

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Kyran Bracken, former England scrum half and Dancing on Ice winner, was born in Ireland on 22 November 1971.

Kyran Bracken was partnered by Melanie Lambert in Dancing on Ice.

Bracken suffered so many injuries playing rugby that he is nicknamed Kyran Broken.

Kyran Bracken was often in competition for the scrum half position for England with fellow reality TV star, Matt Dawson.

Back in 1999, Kyran Bracken was regularly seeing the controversial Eileen Drewery (of Glenn Hoddle fame). In March 2004, Kyran Bracken announced his retirement from international rugby. He had won 51 caps, and was part of England's World Cup winning squad - his last England game was as a replacement in the World Cup semi-final win over France.

Kyran Bracken has written an autobiography Behind the Scrum and together with his brother, he owns a restaurant in north Dublin called The Lifeguard and it's in Skerries.

A week before the series started, Kyran Bracken revealed to The Mirror that his training for Dancing On Ice had not being going smoothly:

"When a couple of my rugby mates came to watch me training the other day I fell three or four times - though, to be fair to me, I was attempting a three-turn jump, landing going backwards on one leg."

Nevertheless, on 17 March 2007, Kyran Bracken won Dancing on Ice. The following week, Kyran Bracken won the Dancing on Ice: Champions of Champions, where his competition included 2006's winner Gaynor Faye.

Kyran Bracken took his ice skating one step further by turning professional.

Donald Hutera in The Times acknowledged the popular appeal of Bracken's performance in Romanza at the Brighton Centre and wrote: "Bracken's style is meticulous and personable rather than dazzling, but he deserves credit."

In 2010 Kyran Bracken was selected to be a judge on the Dancing On Ice tour.

He was also chosen to be one of the all-stars to appear in the final series of Dancing on Ice in 2014. This time he was paired with Nina Ulanova.

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