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After being announced as winner, Quinn paid tribute to his partner Fillipov, saying: "Thank you so much for everything. "Meanwhile, Tamaddon said of Quinn: "He is an absolute star. He deserves it, he really does."Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean also gave the final ever televised performance of their iconic 1984 Winter Olympics routine.This moment is for Maria."He added: "I'm proper buzzing. Ice panelists Robin Cousins, Jason Gardiner, Ashley Roberts and Karen Barber performed a one-off routine at the beginning of the show, while hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley also took to the ice.For Filippov, it opens the next chapter of her life.After a sellout live tour around the UK, is now history.She'd hoped to emulate the pair but never found an ice dance partner who matched her ambition and dedication, so she retired from amateur skating.At those European championships in Copenhagen, which Torvill and Dean won, Filippov watched their programs in awe. "Their original dance (a rumba) -- I've never experienced anything like this. It was an amazing, goose-bump experience." Little did Filippov know that 12 years later, Torvill and Dean would become a fixture in her life and she would leave a lasting legacy of excellence on their television show, in 2006 in Great Britain, Torvill and Dean brought the competition show that paired celebrities with professional skaters to Australia.Even the viewing figures for the final showdown were two million down on BBC One’s Call The Midwife which drew 8.2million viewers.Ray, pictured with skate partner Maria Filippov, said: “I think the show still has legs, or rather skates.
As the choreographer for future world champion ice dancer Albena Denkova and her then partner, Hristo Nikolov, Maria Filippov attended the 1994 European Figure Skating Championships.
"Everybody brought something exciting to the table, and you never knew what was going to happen one week to the next," Filippov said.
"Everybody kept each other on their toes." On the final show, the final competitive performance went to Filippov and Quinn, who performed an exquisite interpretation of Torvill and Dean's iconic "Bolero." It was infinitely more intricate than the one they won the title with in 2009, and they ended the series as champion of champions.
Earlier in the evening, Beth Tweddle and her professional partner Lukasz Rozycki were announced as the couple finishing in third place.
All three finalists performed two routines in the first part of tonight's final, with Quinn topping the leaderboard with a maximum 80 points. Quinn and Tamaddon went on to perform the bolero in a bid to win the competition.
Filippov, 40, and her son, Anton, 12, live in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she is now coaching at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl.