Dan Whiston’s magical show with Andrea Bocelli in Italy

Dan Whiston as the magician in Intimissimi on Ice
Dan Whiston as the magician in Intimissimi on Ice

Blackpool’s ice skating ace Dan Whiston has been wowing thousands of people in Italy in a show starring international opera star Andrea Bocelli.

Dan was the only British skater to perform in Intimissimi on Ice – a show telling the story of Romeo and Juliet through dance and opera. The former ITV Dancing on Ice three-time champion performed in front of almost 50,000 people in the three-night show at Verona.

It will live with me forever because each performance was such an emotional experience

Dan took the main ice dancing role as the magician after being selected by choreographer Kim Gavin – known for West End shows as well as being Creative Director for Take That.

Dan said: “I’ve worked with Kim for 15 years but this really was something incredibly special. Getting the opportunity to be in a show in such magical surroundings while Andrea Bocelli was singing is without a doubt the best and most exciting thing I have ever done in my career. It will live with me forever because each performance was such an emotional experience.”