Torvill and Dean are British ice dancers and former British, European, Olympic and World champions. At the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics the pair became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time receiving twelve perfect 6.0s and six 5.9's which included artistic impression scores of 6.0 from every judge. The pair turned professional following the 1984 Olympics, regaining amateur status briefly ten years later in 1994 to compete in the Olympics once again. The pair retired from competitive skating for good in 1998 when they toured one last time with their own show, Ice Adventures, before rejoining Stars on Ice for one more season. Their final routine was performed to Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years", a routine they'd devised a few years earlier for competition.
Upon retirement from professional skating, Dean moved to Colorado Springs, where he previously lived with his wife, Jill Trenary, and two sons: Jack Robert, born 17 November 1998, and Sam Colin, born 3 September 2000. Dean's agent confirmed in March 2010 the couple had separated. Between 1991 and 1993 Dean was married to skater Isabelle Duchesnay.