The ex-TOWIE star was labelled a 'walrus' by Jason Gardiner

Lauren Goodger has hit back at Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner after he told her she had the ‘sensuality of a walrus’ on last weekend’s show.

The former TOWIE star, 26, became the second person to be voted off the programme on Sunday night but insists she isn’t upset and hasn’t taken Jason‘s comments personally.

Jason is an ant and I’d love to be the giant who says: “Shut up!” and squashes him,’ says Lauren.

‘His comments aren’t nice but I was expecting that. That’s Jason for you. He’s quite strict and that’s the way he is. I had a lot of support from the TOWIE lot afterwards.’

Despite being booted off DOI, Lauren is enjoying spending time with new boyfriend Jake McLean and is fine having no contact with ex-fiancé Mark Wright.

She isn’t jealous of 25-year-old Mark‘s blossoming relationship with Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan.

‘We’ve gone our separate ways and we don’t speak,’ Lauren tells ITV’s This Morning.

‘I’m not even going to Mark‘s birthday party. I’m also in a relationship. It’s early days but I’m really happy.’

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