Dancing on Ice: Professional skater Sylvain Longchambon's wife Samia Ghadie, children and family life revealed
31 October 2019, 13:20
The French skating pro married the Coronation Street actress after the duo were paired up for the 2013 series of the show.
Dancing on Ice's Sylvain Longchambon is returning to the rink for the 2020 series of the hit skating show.
Although he usually plays a starring role in the ITV contest, the French pro won't hit the ice with a celebrity partner this coming January.
Instead he will skate alongside the cast in "select group numbers" just like his co-star Patti Quinn.
As the ice dancer warms up for his return we reveal everything there is to know about Sylvain, from his marriage to Samia, to their children and his career so far.
Who is Sylvain Longchambon?
Sylvain Longchambon is a professional figure skater.
The 39-year-old ice star was born on 30th July, 1980, in Saint-Priest, France.
During his skating career he's bagged himself a strong collection of medals, most notably two silver medals at the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 1999 and 2000, and a bronze at the 2002 French Championships.
Sylvain continued to skate competitively and joined the cast of Dancing on Ice in 2011.
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How did Sylvain Longchambon and Samia Ghadie get together?
Sylvain first met Samia when they were partnered together for series 8 of Dancing on Ice.
At the time Sylvain was dating Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, whom he met whilst skating with her on series 7 of Dancing On Ice.
Sylvain ended things with Jennifer on Christmas Day after getting close to Samia during rehearsals in 2012.
Jennifer has since revealed she holds no grudge towards the couple and is now happily in a relationship and shares a child with Greg Lake.
When did Sylvain and Samia get married?
Sylvain and Samia tied the knot in August 2016 after getting engaged in May 2015.
They had a lavish but private ceremony at a country house in rural Cheshire and their wedding photos were on the cover of OK! Magazine.
How many children do Sylvain and Samia have?
Samia has a daughter called Freya from a previous marriage with property manager Matthew Smith.
She and Sylvain have a son called Yves.
The couple's son was born on 24th September, 2015.
Who are Sylvain's former Dancing on Ice partners?
Sports star Sylvain first appeared in series 6 of the ITV contest alongside Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe.
The were the seventh couple to be eliminated from the show in 2011.
A year later, the French pro was forced to pull out of series 7 along with partner and Sugababes star Heidi Range when he tore a tendon in his arm.
In 2013, he returned alongside his now wife Samia Ghadie.
The duo made it to week eight of the ice contest but lost out to professional boxer Luke Campbell in the skate-off.
What is Sylvain's Instagram?
You can follow skater Sylvain on Instagram @slongchambon.