Dancing on Ice 2012: Why Rosemary Conley has hung up her heels

Rosemary Conley: Why the Dancing on Ice star has hung up her high heels


Diet queen: Rosemary Conley is currently taking part in Dancing On Ice on ITV every Sunday

Diet queen: Rosemary Conley is currently taking part in Dancing On Ice on ITV every Sunday

Fitness expert Rosemary Conley, 65, has been at the forefront of the dieting industry for 40 years. She lives with her husband, Mike, in Leicestershire and has one daughter, Dawn, 36.

Rosemary is currently taking part in Dancing On Ice on ITV every Sunday.

SCREEN HERO

I have always loved Geoffrey Palmer. He’s such a natural.

I loved the comedy As Time Goes /01/19/article-2088644-0F7D72B800000578-223_468x286.jpg” width=”468″ height=”286″ alt=”Annual trip: Every year for 27 years Rosemary has been to Berghof in Austria with her husband” class=”blkBorder” />

Annual trip: Every year for 27 years Rosemary has been to Berghof in Austria with her husband

Engage, by Paul Kimmage

Engage, by Paul Kimmage and Sarah Brightman

Culture fix: Engage, by Paul Kimmage (left) and Phantom Of The Opera singer Sarah Brightman

WINTER BREAK

Every winter for the past 27 years, Mike and I have been to the Hotel Berghof in Lech, Austria, where we go skiing.

There’s a little ice rink, which I love to go on, and a great spa.

It’s the most beautiful place in the world. The air is so clean and the views of the mountains are breathtaking.

CASUAL UNIFORM

When I’m not working, I live in mid-blue jeans. Denim is just so comfortable and you can wear this shade with anything.

My favourite brand is 7 For All Mankind and I have around ten pairs of them in my wardrobe.

I also like long-sleeved tops. When you get to a certain age there are bits you should really cover up. For me, that means the arms.

Style secrets: Rosemary loves blue jeans and high heels

Style secrets: Rosemary loves blue jeans and high heels

Style secrets: Rosemary loves blue jeans and high heels

FEEL-GOOD FIX

At the moment it has to be ice skating! I’ve fallen in love with it thanks to taking part in Dancing on Ice.

It’s hard work but when you get it right you feel such a sense of achievement. Mark Hanretty, my skating partner, is so talented and such a brilliant coach. He skates beautifully and is a lovely man, too. When I come home from practice I’m glowing with happiness.

DEVILISH DESSERT

I love ice cream. I don’t mind what flavour but my absolute favourite is Haagen-Dazs Pralines & Cream, which is delicious.

If you’re on a low-fat diet, ice cream is one of the best desserts you can have — so long as you don’t go overboard with it.

Having said that, when I’m on holiday I’m as guilty as anyone of eating too much!

Great escape: Rosemary can't resist Haagen Dazs ice cream and ice skating puts a smile on her face

Great escape: Rosemary can't resist Haagen Dazs ice cream and ice skating puts a smile on her face

Great escape: Rosemary can't resist Haagen Dazs ice cream and ice skating puts a smile on her face