DANCING on Ice star Colin Jackson’s famous sister has been revealed to be Casualty star Suzanne Packer.
Colin, who opened the show last night in spectacular style, is the younger brother of the star of the BBC1 hospital drama.
Colin has a famous sister whose starred in CasualtyCredit: BBC
The Olympic champ, 53, is very close to his sister Suzanne, who played Tess Bateman in the BBC One medical drama.
Suzanne, 58, was on the show from September 2003 to August 2015 and later returned to the series as a guest for the 30th anniversary episodes.
Since leaving Casualty, she has appeared in shows including Bang, In My Skin and The Pembrokeshire Murders.
The famous brother and sister, who often go on family holidays together, have teamed up to work together before.
They joined the BBC Radio Wales team back in 2018 to co-present Sunday Morning.
Ever the showman, Colin opened up DOI in style last nightCredit: Rex Features
Performing is in the blood for Colin who dazzled last nightCredit: Rex Features
Colin, whose starring in DOI this season, even goes on family holidays with his sister
Dancing on Ice star Colin said at the time: “It’s lovely to be back on BBC Radio Wales, where I started my broadcasting career.
“It’ll be a bit strange having my big sister sat opposite me but we get on so well, it’s going to be really fun.”
Suzanne added: “Colin and I live around the corner from each other, and we’re really close, so I want the show to sound like we’re just sitting down and having a good old gossip.”
Meanwhile The Sun Online revealed the real reason Welshman Colin’s not dancing with another man on the show.
Colin said he preferred to dance with a woman rather than a man
He told the Sun Online: “I get on better with women, to be honest.”
Colin, who came out as gay at 50, has opened up about his decision not to dance with a man on Dancing on Ice.
Speaking exclusively to the Sun Online, Colin, who is paired up with brunette pro skater Klabera Komini, said: “I could have danced with a man on DOI. But I didn’t want to.
“I get on better with women to be honest. Me and my dance partner Klabera have an absolute blast. We are giggling all the time – and sharing too many sweets – mainly wine gums! “
He has a hoot with Klabera and ‘gets on better with women’
He shot to fame as an olympic hurdler
Colin is not the only famous one in his family
While he loved watching fellow Welshman H from Steps make history to become the first same sex couple in DOI last year skating with Matt Evers, Colin decided it wasn’t for him.
“Also I’m a bit of a traditionalist – when I was on Strictly I danced with a woman too.”
The Qube Learning ambassador added: “H and Matt were absolutely brilliant last year. It was fantastic what they did.”