Jason Gardiner has said his return is sure to help Dancing On ice 2013.
The ever critical ice judge was axed for the latest series earlier this year,but bosses have reinstate him for the new show next year.
Speaking to DigitalSpy, Jason said: "It feels right [to return]. For the whole year that I wasn't there... there was a piece missing.
"I think I can only help [the show]... I bring the controversy, I guess. I keep it very interesting and I keep it real."
He added: "I'm not going to back down because it gets a bit too hot. I'm there to do my job in my professional capacity and I will always do that."
Meanwhile, Jason gave his seal of approval to this year's rumored celebrity line up, which is set to include stars such as TOWIE"s Lauren Goodger and X Factor winner Shayne Ward.
He said: "What's great about them is I know who they are. Any of those would be great.
"All of them [are] eye candy for a start. They're gonna look great in lycra and sequins, so that helps."
Other celebs lined up for the new series have included Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, who recently appeared on Channel 5′s Celebrity Big Brother.
Also seen in training have been boxer Luke Campbell, gymnast Beth Tweddle, as well as 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!