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Matt Evers

Matt Evers (born March 16, 1976) is an American pair skater, model and TV personality. He is the 1998 U.S. Junior champion. With his partner Heather Allebach, Evers won the Junior pairs title at the 1998 U.S. Championships. The following season, they competed at three senior international events, 1998 Skate Canada International, 1998 Cup of Russia and 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy. He quit competing and moved to Los Angeles where he worked for a number of years before receiving an invitation to join Dancing on Ice.

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Matt Evers
Evers and Denise Welch on the Dancing on Ice tour in 2011
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BornMatthew Evers
(1976-03-16) March 16, 1976 (age 42)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Began skating1995

Matt Evers (born March 16, 1976) is an American pair skater, model and TV personality. He is the 1998 U.S. Junior champion.

Career

With his partner Heather Allebach, Evers won the Junior pairs title at the 1998 U.S. Championships. The following season, they competed at three senior international events, 1998 Skate Canada International, 1998 Cup of Russia and 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy. He quit competing and moved to Los Angeles where he worked for a number of years before receiving an invitation to join Dancing on Ice.[1]

Evers is currently training as a professional actor, model and spokesperson for U.S. and European manufacturers at trade shows, in commercials and print media.[2]

Results

Pair skating with Allebach:

Results[3]
International
Event 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998 1998–1999
GP Skate Canada7th
GP Cup of Russia8th
Nebelhorn Trophy5th
National
U.S. Championships13th J.9th J.1st J.
GP = Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

Dancing on Ice

Evers has also appeared in all eleven series of Dancing on Ice partnering Bonnie Langford (where they were placed 3rd place), Lisa Scott-Lee, Suzanne Shaw where they won the competition in 2008 beating Chris Fountain and Frankie Poultney in the final 2. In the final, both of their performances scored the perfect 30 out of 30 which was a Dancing on Ice first and judge Nicky Slater said 'they were his champions and they deserved to win on the night'. During previous weeks the couple had received controversial comments from Slater himself. In 2009 he partnered Zöe Salmon and they were popular with the public and judges but they were eliminated in the Skate-off against Jessica Taylor and Pavel Aubrecht. In the 5th series of Dancing on Ice, Evers' partner was Heather Mills. They were eliminated in the 5th week, losing out to Kieron Richardson.

For the 6th series of the show, Evers was partnered with Denise Welch and finished in 6th place. In series 7 he skated with Jorgie Porter. Evers was cut on the forehead by Porter's blade in training in February 2012 but was not expected to miss a show.[4] The pair finished in second place on the show. In series 8 in 2013, Evers and his partner, US Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, were the first couple to be eliminated, the earliest Evers has left the show to date. His partner in series 9 was Suzanne Shaw.

Evers returned to Dancing on Ice for its tenth series in January 2018. Partnered with Candice Brown, they were the first couple to be eliminated following a skate off with singer Lemar and his partner Melody Le Moal. In January 2019, Evers began competing in the eleventh series of Dancing on Ice alongside partner Gemma Collins.

His statistics are as follows:

Series Celebrity Partner Place
1 (2006) Bonnie Langford 3rd
2 (2007) Lisa Scott-Lee 6th
3 (2008) Suzanne Shaw 1st
4 (2009) Zöe Salmon 5th
5 (2010) Heather Mills 10th
6 (2011) Denise Welch 6th
7 (2012) Jorgie Porter 2nd
8 (2013) Pamela Anderson 12th
9 (2014) Suzanne Shaw 6th
10 (2018) Candice Brown 12th
11 (2019) Gemma Collins 8th

Up4aMeet?

In September 2012, Evers made his London stage acting debut performing in Up4aMeet at The Waterloo East Theatre.

Pantomimes

In Christmas 2014, Evers performed in the Telford Oakengates Panto 'Beauty and the Beast' as Gerad (Gaston in the Disney version).

From 4 December 2015 to 3 January 2016, Evers played Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' at The Pavilion Theatre in Worthing.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 Sleepy Hollow High Jay Film
2006– Dancing on Ice Himself Professional skater
2007Blades of GlorySkate TreeFilm
2018 Kidding Ice Ennui 1 episode

Personal life

Evers, who was married to a woman previously, came out as gay in January 2018 in an interview with Attitude magazine.[5] He said it was partly the death of his uncle from AIDS and the presidency of Donald Trump that resulted in his decision to announce his sexuality publicly, saying: "I live my life by example, and I want to show young people that what you feel or how you were born isn't something bad."

References

  1. "Dancing on Ice star Matt Evers: I've fallen in love with Jorgie". STV. January 23, 2012.
  2. Matt Evers | The Official Website | Thanking You For All The Support!
  3. "Heather Allebach & Matthew Evers". Pairs On Ice. Archived from the original on March 30, 2005.
  4. Littlejohn, Georgina (February 26, 2012). "Talk about a headbanger! More blood and tears on Dancing On Ice as Jorgie Porter slices partner Matt Evers with her blade". Daily Mail.
  5. "Exclusive: Dancing on Ice star Matt Evers comes out as gay". Attitude. January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
Preceded by
Kyran Bracken and Melanie Lambert
Dancing on Ice Champion
(with partner Suzanne Shaw)

Series 3 (2008)
Succeeded by
Ray Quinn and Maria Filippov
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