Ipswich Ice Judge 'More Rinks Needed'

28 March 2010, 08:46 | Updated: 28 March 2010, 08:50

Suffolk needs ice skating facilities.

That from Nicky Slater - a judge on Dancing on Ice - who has a home in Ipswich.

He told Heart skating rinks; like the one planned at SnOasis in Great Blakenham, would be key to tackling obesity.

Nicky was in Ipswich earlier this week opening the new Sense Charity shop on Meredith Road - a charity he's supported for nearly 5 years.

It's been a busy week for him. Tonight it's the final of Dancing on Ice where he joins our very own Emma Bunton on the judging panel.

Former Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon is the hot favourite to skate off with the title. Tamaddon, who's topped the judges' leaderboard nearly every week, faces competition from Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson, and Gary Lucy, who starred
in Footballers' Wives and The Bill.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes are giving odds of 1-to-5 that Tamaddon will take the crown, with Lucy on 6-to-1 and Richardson on 7-to-1.