Nicky Slater's Biography
Dancing on Ice former judge Nicky Slater was born on 6 April 1958 in Liverpool.
Nicky Slater was a judge for 5 years on Dancing on Ice but his contract was not renewed in 2011. Nicky Slater released a statement outlining his disappointment at leaving the show and his plans for life after Dancing on Ice:
"My next year is planned as one of learning, writing and developing music, video and my own show in my studio. I am on a journey that I hope will end up with something magical to give the world."
Nicky Slater's parents taught ice skating and his mother Joan was awarded an MBE having taught numerous champions and having herself been British Ice Dance champion.
He started skating as a toddler and began competing when he was just ten.
Nicky Slater and his fellow former Dancing on Ice judge Karen Barber were British champions in 1985 and third in the European championships and fifth in the world championships in 1984.
Nicky Slater and Kathryn Winter had been junior world champions back in 1976.
As well as being a former judge on Dancing on Ice, Nicky Slater has also judged the world professional championships.
Nicky Slater commentates on ice events on ITV, Channel Four and Eurosport.
Together with another Dancing on Ice judge, Robin Cousins, he set up a production company arranging ice shows for American television.
In 2008, Nicky Slater had his own tour of Britain called Ice Times.
He is a member of Mensa.
In February 2008, in the middle of the Dancing on Ice series, Nicky Slater became a father when his wife Christiane had a baby.
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