Poole resident Ray Quinn still “on a high” after Dancing on Ice victory

Bournemouth Echo: WHEEL DEAL: Ray Quinn picks up his new Range Rover at Car Link from Andy Toy, garage owner Alan Fisher and Jonathan Hall WHEEL DEAL: Ray Quinn picks up his new Range Rover at Car Link from Andy Toy, garage owner Alan Fisher and Jonathan Hall

DANCING on Ice ‘All-Stars’ winner Ray Quinn celebrated his skating success by splashing out on a new car from a Christchurch motor trader.

Quinn, 25, bought a Range Rover Vogue from Car-Link of Bournemouth two days after being crowned the Dancing on Ice champion for the second time following his success in 2009.

“I’m on a high still, I can’t stop thinking about it.

“I’ve got the tour to come so that will be good. “It’s nice to see the wife and baby; it’s been a long journey, a long experience, but I’m happy.”

He added: “To walk away with the title was a job well done.”

The 2006 X-factor finalist called his new Range Rover ‘sexy’ and part-exchanged his current BMW motor because of his growing family.

He said: “We’ve got a reasonable spaced car at the minute but I needed space for the dog, pram and wife’s shoes. I had a Range Rover last year but sold it which was a big mistake.”

While Car-Link and Quinn were unwilling to reveal how much he paid for the car, the same model is priced between £18,000 and £50,000 on various motor trading websites.

Car-Link owner Alan Fisher congratulated Quinn on his Sunday night victory and said it was ‘great’ to have the star buying the Range Rover from the garage.

Originally from Liverpool, Quinn now lives in Poole with his West End actress wife, Emma Hughes, who’s from Bournemouth, and their son.

Quinn also played up rumours of appearing at the Lighthouse Christmas Pantomine again after last year’s appearance as Aladdin, saying the two parties were ‘in talks’.

He’ll now appear on the Dancing on Ice tour, which lasts six weeks and will visit various cities.

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2:38pm Sat 15 Mar 14

typ nowhere says...

Just for the record I did not buy a new car this week.
Just for the record I did not buy a new car this week. typ nowhere
  • Score: 7

4:19pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Arthur Maureen says...

And in other news, the sun rose then it went down again
And in other news, the sun rose then it went down again Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 9

7:01pm Sat 15 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

Who is he? Never heard of him and who actually cares what he paid for his car? Isn't that his business and not anyone else's? Shoddy reporting by prying into his personal affairs ..... you'll be hacking into his phone any minute :o/
Who is he? Never heard of him and who actually cares what he paid for his car? Isn't that his business and not anyone else's? Shoddy reporting by prying into his personal affairs ..... you'll be hacking into his phone any minute :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 10

9:18pm Sat 15 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

Thinly disguised ( and probably paid for ) ad for a car dealer

Ray is a talented lad though so good luck to him
Thinly disguised ( and probably paid for ) ad for a car dealer Ray is a talented lad though so good luck to him billy bumble
  • Score: 5

10:48pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

'New car'?

Car Link sells used 'prestige' cars. Not 'new'.

It is as much a joke as Thomson Cruises selling cruises on their 'new' (that is, twenty year old) ships. And people buy the cruises, and wonder why there are no balconies, and the hull is dented and rusting.............
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'New car'? Car Link sells used 'prestige' cars. Not 'new'. It is as much a joke as Thomson Cruises selling cruises on their 'new' (that is, twenty year old) ships. And people buy the cruises, and wonder why there are no balconies, and the hull is dented and rusting............. ........ Yankee1
  • Score: 0

6:38pm Sun 16 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

Z list celebrity buys second hand car whoppie do my life is completed knowing this gee thanks echo
Z list celebrity buys second hand car whoppie do my life is completed knowing this gee thanks echo alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

1:38pm Mon 17 Mar 14

spooki says...

"Man buys car!" Whatever next?
"Woman opens front door!"
"Child eats a sweet!"
"Dog barks!"
"Man buys car!" Whatever next? "Woman opens front door!" "Child eats a sweet!" "Dog barks!" spooki
  • Score: 1

4:22pm Mon 17 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

He is quite fit though!
He is quite fit though! suzigirl
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