Jason says former Celebrity Big Brother star hasn’t got over his skating criticism

Acid-tongued Dancing On Ice panellist Jason Gardiner, 41, says some contestants still hold grudges over his harsh criticism of their skating abilities.

Denise Welch and Linda Lusardi both spring to mind,’ reveals Jason.

‘If I see the celebrities out and about, they always come up to me and give me an earful.

‘They say, “How could you be like that? I was working so hard.”

‘I tell them they weren’t good enough and I was just doing my job.’

Jason’s harsh style has also led to arguments with his fellow judges.

In 2011 Jason’s tough comments left head coach Karen Barber, 51, in tears on live TV, and led to a massive fall-out between the pair.

‘We’ve never spoken again to this day,’ Jason tells the Daily Mirror.

‘I don’t know if she would ever be able to forgive what happened, but I’ve moved on.’

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