Gemma Collins clashes with Jason Gardiner live on Dancing On Ice
Gemma Collins clashed with Jason Gardiner in tonight’s Dancing On Ice live show.
This weekend was a musicals special and Gemma performed to Diamonds Are A Girl’s best Friend from Gentleman Prefer Blondes.
Her routine with pro skater Matt Evers was panned by the judges, scoring just 13 points to place bottom of the leaderboard.
In the comments, judge Jason Gardiner criticised Gemma for not being elegant or doing enough skating.
In response, Gemma accused him of ‘selling stories’ about her to the press.
“Maybe if you didn’t sell stories on me I wouldn’t be so upset,” she remarked.
As Jason tried to continue to give feedback, Gemma shouted over him: “Boring! Boring!”
Jason then commented: “This doesn’t help your cause what it shows is you’re just a brat.”
Exactly what stories Gemma was referring to isn’t clear but Jason recently slammed her “lazy” attitude in an interview with The Sun.
“I can always see who’s lazy. Gemma is lazy. She doesn’t look like her heart is in it at all,” he is quoted as telling the newspaper. “I do despair — at the state of our society today and also the entertainment industry.
“When I grew up people were bloody good at what they did. They were exceptional at something, so you were inspired by people on TV.
— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) January 20, 2019
“Now we celebrate mediocre in this country. That, it seems, has become the new celebrity.”
Viewers were quick to react to the awkward on air clash.
“NO WAY DID GEMMA CALL OUT JASON LIVE ON NATIONAL TV!! ICONIC VOTE FOR THIS QUEEN!!! #DancingOnIce” one wrote on Twitter.
“THIS IS WHAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. #DancingOnIce” another reacted.
Others on the Dancing On Ice line up this weekend were Grease legend Didi Conn & Lukasz Rozycki, and former Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan & Alexandra Schauman.
Joining them were soap star Jane Danson & Sylvain Longchambon, X Factor singer Saara Aalto & Hamish Gaman, Westlife singer Brian McFadden & Alex Murphy, Pussycat Doll performer Melody Thornton & Alexander Demetriou, comedian and actor Richard Blackwood & Carlotta Edwards.
Completing the current cast were cricketer Ryan Sidebottom & Brandee Malto, Loose Women star Saira Khan & Mark Hanretty and Love Island’s Wes Nelson & Vanessa Bauer.
Dancing On Ice 2019 continues Sunday nights on ITV.
Despite the low marks, Gemma made it through to next weekend’s show as Richard was eliminated in the skate off against Saira.