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Kyran Bracken – The Dancing On Ice Man Cometh

by | 28th, March 2007

dancing-on-ice.jpgFOR those of you who said a rugby player would never win a televised pro-celebrity dance contest we present Kyran Bracken.

Former England player Kyran, pictured in Hello! with his wife Victoria, knows to expect the unexpected.

“It’s pretty hard to believe, isn’t it,” says he. “If you’d told me on the first day on the ice last November that all this would happen, I would have laughed my head off. “

When Matt Dawson, Kyran’s old England colleague, came runner-up to former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash in Strictly Come Dancing we thought rugby players had gone as far as they could go. “I watched Matt on TV and always voted for him,” says Bracken.

Suitably inspired, Bracken won the Dancing on Ice show and then took the title of Champion of Champions, seeing off the might of series 2 runner-up Claire Buckfield, amateur skater, actress and former girlfriend long term fiancé Declan Donnelly, of TV duo Ant & Dec.

“I’d say the whole experience has been surreal…” says Bracken’s wife Victoria. “I was keen for him to give it a go because it was his chance to bridge the gap between the end of his sporting career and whatever lies ahead.”

Now what lies ahead is a career on the pro-celebrity ice circuit. Bracken is all set to go on a nationwide Dancing on Ice tour.

And he knows what to expect. “The buzz and adrenalin rush I felt whenever I ran out at Twickenham to play for England came back to me before I stepped out on the ice in the final,” say Kyran.

Then victory. And with it the spoils – Kyran has been invited to open a new ice rink.

Great days in sport – may they never end…

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