Eddie the Eagle dons skates at Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre
IT may have been sometime since Eddie the Eagle soared through the air staring at the ice beneath him.
But the Gloucestershire legend had the opportunity to get back on the cold ground as he met with the cast of Beauty And The Beast On Ice.
Ski-jumper Eddie has seen an upsurge in fame since winning ITV diving show Splash!.
Then when Fly Eddie Fly! came to the stage of the Everyman Theatre Studio, audiences packed out the auditorium to watch the 49-year-old's life story unfold.
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And those who went to see it on Tuesday got an extra treat as the Cheltenham-born man himself was in the crowd.
The show is running at the same time as Russian ice skaters take to the stage of the Everyman to perform in the classic story.
And Eddie could not resist the chance to pull on some skates and give the sport a try.
He reached fame in 1988 when he became the first British ski-jumper to compete in the Winter Olympics.
He won the heart of the nation when he stepped out onto the slopes in Calgary wearing milk bottle glasses and six pairs of socks inside hand-me-down ski boots.
Some 25 years later, he was back in the spotlight after winning the reality TV story featuring diving star Tom Daley.
He previously told the Echo: "It definitely raised my profile. People are stopping me in the street, asking for photographs and autographs. It's like being in Calgary 25 years ago."