Dancing On Ice 2013 judges: Karen Barber and Jason Gardiner don't bother to make up

Jason Gardiner (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice 2013 judge Karen Barber reckons it's less awkward between her and Jason Gardiner because they haven't tried to settle their differences.

The rowing DOI judges haven't made any secret about their rocky relationship and the tension between them has been clear for all to see on the live shows.

Speaking to TV Magazine, Karen confessed she was initially unsure about returning to the panel alongside Jason.

She said: "I was a bit split 50/50. But I did think it would be fun and thought: “Maybe my opinion does still matter.”

"That was quite nice. I didn’t realise how much I missed it."

Karen continued "I chose to be back on the panel just because I thought it would be good for me. I’m glad the producers didn’t try to clear the air between us before we started filming as it would have been even more awkward."

She added: "He said he tried to say hello to me and claims I was frosty, but actually I did say hello back.

"It’s just not very comfortable. But at the end of the day, we’ve hopefully both been in the business long enough to just do our job."


Dancing On Ice 2013 continues on Sunday night on ITV with a love themed episode.

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