Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mum's Shock as Family's TV Hero Appears on Doorstep ; Dancing on Ice Star Turns Up Unexpectedly to Celebrate Company's Milestone . [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mum's Shock as Family's TV Hero Appears on Doorstep ; Dancing on Ice Star Turns Up Unexpectedly to Celebrate Company's Milestone . [City Region]

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AMANCHESTER family was taken by surprise as their favourite television celebrity, Jennifer Metcalfe, paid them an unexpected visit.

The Dancing on Ice star arrived to install Chris and Leigh Lynch's new TV service as they were the company's two millionth customer for Virgin Media TiVo.

Mother of two Leigh, and six year old daughter Sophie did a double-take when they opened their front door in Crumpsall to find the glamorous star, who also plays Mercedes McQueen in their favourite soap, Hollyoaks, waiting for them with a oneoff, specially created 'iced' TiVo set-top box.

Friends and neighbours gathered to celebrate with the family and also marvelled at the talents of skaters from Silver Blades Ice Rinks, Altrincham, who joined in with the surprise and entertained the entire street wearing the latest off-ice skates.

Leigh Lynch said, "I was having a quiet morning with Chris and our two girls, Sophie and Arielle, when there was a knock at the door. I couldn't believe it when I saw Jennifer on our doorstep. …

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