Alex Murphy is an American figure skater who has competed in numerous ice-skating competitions and programmes. She won the Dutch version of Dancing on Ice and has also appeared on the British version with both Westlife star Brian McFadden and Love Island winner Kem Cetinay. Below is a short interview we had with the ice-skating star before she returns to Aberdeen this weekend for the Summer Skating Spectacular at the Linx Ice Arena on Sunday 7 July.

How and where did you get into ice skating?
I first started ice skating when I was one and 10 months old! My mother introduced me to the ice, as she is a coach and I fell in love.

What has been your greatest achievement in ice skating to date?
My greatest achievement in ice skating to date is winning the Dutch version of dancing on ice. It was a moment I will never forget.

How did you get involved with Dancing on Ice?
After having taken part in the Dutch version of Dancing on Ice, I was contacted by the UK version and I am so excited I made it through the audition process and am here today.

What made you come back to Aberdeen for another showcase?
We are so excited to come back to Aberdeen for another showcase! We absolutely love the skaters and the energy around Sport Aberdeen and cannot wait to be back.

Do you see any potential skating talent in the North East?
There is plenty of potential future dancing on ice-ers in the North East of Scotland! I can’t wait to see how far they've progressed in a year.

Do you have any advice for aspiring ice skaters?
My advice would be to never give up and find your own footing. Everyone skates differently and that is what sets us all apart. Being your own person and your own skater is what will get you far. Never feel like you have to skate or be like anybody else!