Jason and Karen are back on the same show

He may have been welcomed back by most of the Dancing On Ice team, but Jason Gardiner’s in for a frosty reception from one person.

He hasn’t seen head coach Karen Barber since their big bust-up on screen nearly two years ago.

The acid-tongued judge, 41, fell out with former Olympic skater Karen, 51, after making a dig at her ‘demotion’ from judge to head coach during the 2011 series, telling her: ‘If your opinion still mattered you’d be on the panel.’

While the pair saved face for the cameras, we can reveal Karen hasn’t spoken to Jason at all since that series ended.

‘It’s going to be interesting this year,’ says a show source.

‘We’re expecting it to be chilly.’

Jason was replaced last series by Louie Spence, but decided to return this year.

Read more about Dancing On Ice in Now magazine dated 7 January 2013 – out now!

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