HE became a household name as one of the professional dancers on Dancing On Ice and has lived the last few years in the media spotlight.
And while Sylvain settled down with his Coronation Street star wife, Samia Longchambon, the ice-skating pro is heading back to revamped show. Here’s all you need to know…
Who is Sylvain Longchambon?
He was born on July 30, 1980, in Saint-Priest, France.
In the 1999/2000 International Skating Union Grand Prix, he and partner Caroline Truong won two silver medals.
They also won bronze at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial, a senior level figure skating competition, in 2001, and bronze at the French Championships in 2002.
How did Sylvain become a household name?
In 2011, he joined the ITV show Dancing on Ice as one of the professional skaters.
He was forced to leave the following year after he tore a tendon in his right bicep while training with pop star partner Heidi Range.
But he returned to the show in 2013 and stayed on as one of the dancers until the show ended in 2014.
Why did Sylvain’s personal life hit the headlines?
During his first series on Dancing On Ice, he was paired with Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe.
They began a relationship which lasted two years until he rejoined the show after recovering from an injury and was paired with Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie.
He broke up with Jennifer on Christmas Day 2013 after confessing he had feelings for Samia.
When did Samia get married to Sylvain?
Samia and Sylvain tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony in August, 2016.
The pair later shared photographs of their day with OK! Magazine.
On the wedding day, daughter Freya melted hearts as she walked her mum down the aisle to give her away.
She later ended 2016 with an intimate picture of the pair sharing their first kiss as man and wife.
Alongside it, she wrote: “#2016 has been a pretty special year for us.. #marriedmybestfriend Here’s to #2017 being a great one for everyone reading this!”
When is Dancing On Ice on TV?
Dancing On Ice 2018 launches on January 7 at 6pm on ITV with a two-hour show.
The show is said to have a “fresh look” as it rebrands after several years away from the screens.
Ice skating legend Jayne Torvill declared the show will need to up its game as reality TV has raised the bar over the past few years.
This year Sylvain will be paired up with Stephanie Waring.