Gemma Collins’ delight over reports Jason Gardiner may leave Dancing On Ice

Gemma Collins has revelled in claims that Dancing On Ice may replace Jason Gardiner “couldn’t be better”.


Ice panellist Jason has been on Dancing On Ice for all but one of the eleven series to date.

However it’s claimed that he may not be back next year, over concerns about Jason’s harsh comments.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: “Bosses have become concerned in light of the axing of The Jeremy Kyle Show, that contestants could have a cause for complaint.

“After the rows with Gemma last year, producers started to make quiet inquiries about potential replacements.”

Reacting to the reports, Gemma said on ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “Hallelujah, let’s be fair, he only works twice a year in TV. I think he does Dancing on Ice and panto.

“Would we miss him this year? Hell no!”


She took aim at Jason for his comments towards her on Dancing On Ice last year, saying: “With me, people are probably watching this and thinking ‘she’s a bit strong’, but you can criticise someone, but you don’t have to get personal.

“Criticise me all day long, but don’t get personal especially with mental health and bullying and stuff now.”

Appearing on the show to promote her new ITVBe reality show Diva Forever, Gemma concluded: “Hallelujah, this is great news. My show starts tonight, Jason Gardiner’s not coming back, it couldn’t be better.”

As yet the judges for Dancing On Ice in 2020 have yet to be confirmed.


But DOI hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield announced the show would be back in the new year during the live final of this year’s series.

It was former Strictly pro James who won Dancing On Ice’s latest series earlier in 2019, beating Love Island’s Wes Nelson and singer Saara Aalto in the final.