Dancing On Ice 2013 judges: Who's on this year's panel?

Jason Gardiner

Who are the Dancing On Ice 2013 judges? It's all change this year with some new (and old!) faces on the panel.

Returning to head the judging line up on Dancing On ice this year is Robin Cousins. The X.. has been on the show since the first series, and will remain head judge this year.

However both Louie Spence and Katarina Witt have been axed after just one series.

Louie revealed on twitter earlier this month: “To all asking, no I won’t be judging @Dancingonice this year."

Jason Gardiner is back, having been cut from the show's latest series in a bid to freshen up the show. However ratings actually decreases, leading to ITV bosses to get Jason onto the panel once again!

A source said: “The show could do with a boost because ratings this year were massively down on the previous series. Whether Jason can save the show is anyone’s guess but he will certainly bring back the controversy.”

Meanwhile Jason has teased he'll be as harsh as ever, saying: "You have to give them tough love, it’s the only way they are going to improve in the time that we’ve got… I can’t be there and say they’re absolutely brilliant.”

The final and third judge is rumoured to be Hayley Tamaddon.

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’.’”

Dancing On Ice airs on ITV1 in January.

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