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Fox Announces Pairs for ‘Skating With Celebrities’

Sep 6, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Fox has announced the six couples who will participate in its upcoming six-episode reality series “Skating With Celebrities.” The series, which was announced shortly after ABC began the run of its surprise summer reality hit “Dancing With the Stars,” takes six celebrities and pairs them with A-list figure skaters.

Actor/comedian Dave Coulier (“Full House”) is paired with two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan, while Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner will skate with world champion pairs figure skater Tai Babilonia. Actor Todd Bridges (“Diff’rent Strokes”) is paired with three-time U.S. national pairs figure skating champion and world championship medalist Jenni Meno. Actress Kristy Swanson (“Dude, Where’s My Car?”) will skate with two-time Olympic pairs figure skating medalist and world champion Lloyd Eisler, while singer Deborah Gibson is taking to the ice with four-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning. Morning show host Jillian Barberie (“Good Day LA,”) will skate with three-time U.S. pairs figure skating champion and world championship medalist John Zimmerman.

The pairs will also be working with champion skate choreographers Michael Seibert, Randy Gardner and Renee Roca to help develop their routines. Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill will be a “Skating” judge. Unlike ABC’s “Dancing,” the audience will not have a vote in the competition.

“Skating” is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed are executive producers.