Mirfield girl’s tan challenge on Dancing on Ice
THE glittering costumes and the sequins are there.
And so, too, is the obligatory sun tan – thanks to the deft skills of a Mirfield girl.
Ashleigh Craig, 20, is the envy of many by getting up close and very personal with some stars of the small screen.
She is responsible for the tans sported by the contestants in this year’s Dancing on Ice spectacular.
Ashleigh, who works at Beauty by Iridessence in her home in Sunny Bank Road, travels to London every weekend to work with the stars.
And she is playing a vital role in ensuring the likes of Andy Whyment, former Brighouse High School student Matthew Wolfenden, actress Jennifer Ellison and former Dallas star Charlene Tilton look their best.
The show, which goes out on Sunday evenings, attracts millions of viewers.
Presenters Philip Schofield and Christine Bleakley host two shows each week, with the second seeing a skate-off between the couples with the fewest votes.
Ashleigh’s work goes on behind the scenes but she is delighted to be working on the TV set at Elstree Studios.
“I started in the beauty business last March and built up the spray tanning side of it.
“Now I go all over the region to my customers and word got to the TV people.