Dancing On Ice 2013 judges: Karen Barber hits back at Jason Gardiner

Karen Barber (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice 2013 judges Karen Barber and Jason Gardiner have continued their feud this week.

The pair were at best awkwardly polite with one another on Sunday night's live show, despite Jason trying to get a few digs in.

Now Karen has hit back, after Jason claimed the only reason she was back on the panel was because of her relationship with the show's Christopher Dean.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Karen said: “It’s ridiculous.

“We’re never going to be friends, but saying things like that is low, even for Jason.

"To suggest my relationship with Chris has anything to do with my position on the show is pathetic."

In the interview, former skating pro Karen revealed: “Jason and I don’t speak. We don’t see eye to eye, but I’m professional and I hope other people will be the same.

“The thing with Jason is he seems to enjoy intimidating people. But he needs to pick his battles because I’m not scared of him.”

And Karen insisted that bringig up her relationship with Chris was "old news".

She told the tabloid: “It’s been two years so we’re settled, and we don’t get up to anything exciting – we had an early dinner and watched TV on New Year’s Eve, that’s as wild as it gets I’m afraid.

“We’re comfortable and happy.”

Dancing On Ice 2013 continues this Sunday night on ITV1.

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