Torvill, still right beside him after all these years, agreed. "We had enjoyed complete freedom, both choreographically and artistically, in the professional world, and then, suddenly, we found ourselved confined.
"Actually I wish it had gone on a bit longer."Then last month The Sun claimed there are serious plans to bring the show back, as soon as this year.
Despite Jayne's comments, ITV is still yet to officially confirm a Dancing On Ice comeback.
And despite all sorts of speculation about what it could be, it was confirmed that Torvill and Dean would be taking to the ice once more to celebrate this year's final on Sunday, March 11.
Torvill and Dean performed to Maurice Ravel's 'Boléro' at the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics.
As far as Dean is concerned, still boyish-looking despite his 37 years, this is familiar ground, after the partnership's torrid flirtation with the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.
"It's been so good being back again in the professional environment," he explained."It's like coming home again." For the past 20 months T &D have kept their heads down, throwing themselves into a long and punishing professional tour and featuring in one-off events such as the Challenge of Champions.The pressure has been off, but the memory of their attempt to re-capture their glory of the 1980s remains."But on the other hand it was clear they didn't really like us being back, and they certainly didn't want to see us win anything." T & D were drawing their own conclusions even during their bold bid to sweep up the medals again, a decade after their interpretation of Ravel's "Bolero" had left even the most cynical viewer spellbound."The months leading up to the British Championships were very enjoyable," Dean said.With a little imagination it coud have been Sarajevo, back in the good old days of 1984 when the city played host to the Winter Olympics and a series of performances from Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean left the ice-dance judges summing up their feelings by awarding perfection. This was the London Arena in Docklands, on a grey and murky East London day.