Dancing On Ice 2013: Hayley Tamaddon to join judging panel

Dancing On Ice

Hayley Tamaddon will become the new female judge on Dancing On Ice 2013.

It was revealed recently that Katarina Witt, who had replaced Emma Button this year, would not be returning for the new series in the new year.

Head judge Robin Cousins will be back, but Louie Spence has also been axed.

Instead, Jason Gardiner will be returning to the line up.

Louie tweeted this week: "To all asking, no I won't be judging @Dancingonice this year. Jason is back."

Former Emmerdale actress Hayley won the show back in 2010, and will join the judging panel in the new year.

"Hayley is just the type of person we are thinking we need on the panel," a source told the Daily Star newspaper today. “Jason Gardiner’s back and he’ll bring his usual tough approach, and then there’s Robin Cousins who is the all-knowing expert.

“So we need a woman to lighten the panel and it makes sense to have someone who’s been there and knows what the celebrities are going through…

“She knows what it takes to win and she’s part of the ITV family, thanks to her work on ‘Daybreak’, ‘This Morning’ and, of course, ‘Emmerdale’.'”

Celebs lined up for the new series have included Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, who recently appeared on Channel 5's [cat c="big brother"]Celebrity Big Brother[/cat].

Also seen in training have been TOWIE's Lauren Goodger, boxer Luke Campbell and gymnast Beth Tweddle.

Other stars on [cat c="dancing on ice"]Dancing On Ice 2013[/cat] are rumoured to include soaps stars Samia Ghadie and Matt Lapinskas and telly host Anthea Turner.

The show returns to ITV1 in the new year, and we'll have all the news and gossip as always!

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