From a media release:
KATARINA WITT IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AS GUEST JUDGE ON BATTLE OF THE BLADES
- Five pairs return to compete on BATTLE OF THE BLADES for Halloweâ€™en Performances
A fan-favourite from season one, international figure skating superstar Katarina Witt returns to BATTLE OF THE BLADESâ€™ judging panel as Guest Judge along with Head Judge Sandra Bezic and Resident Judge Jeremy Roenick. Viewers will enjoy Wittâ€™s candid remarks as the five remaining pairs compete as characters in full costume for this weekâ€™s Halloweâ€™en theme live on Sunday, October 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) and on Monday, October 31 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT).
One of the most decorated skaters in history, Katarina Witt is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, four-time World Champion, six-time European Champion and eight-time East German National Champion. Since winning her second Olympic title in Calgary at the 1988 Games, Wittâ€™s unique combination of athleticism and sex appeal catapulted a professional career that reached far beyond the skating world. She is an actress, author, TV host, commentator and producer and has twice been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine. In 1990, she won an Emmy Award for her performance in the film, â€œCarmen On Iceâ€ and in 1995, she was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.