Dancing on Ice – and a slight difference of opinion

We're not an ice-skating family. Tobogganning, yes. But skating, never. (I blame the parents, neither of whom are particularly graceful.) I do like watching it, however, so I couldn't wait to see Dancing on Ice on Sunday.

I was expecting the usual formulaic stuff – celebrity has a fall in the week, question mark over whether they're going to be able to skate, then they manage to glide across the ice to thunderous applause.

What I wasn't expecting was to be moved by Heather Mills.

Most people I know can't stand Heather Mills. Since none of us have ever met her, this seems grossly unfair, but she is, as they say her own worst enemy. (Those slightly mad TV interviews haven't helped, either.)

But to see this mum with only one and a half legs whirling across the ice when you know the extraordinary effort it must have taken brought tears to my eyes, and to be honest it made me see her in a completely different light. She's proved that having a disability is not a barrier to anything, and for that she gets my total respect.

*What did you think of Heather's performance?

written by Liz Jarvis