Dancing On Ice 2013: Matt Lapinskas is Jason Gardiner's favourite!

Matt Lapinskas (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice 2013 judge Jason Gardiner has admitted Matt Lapinskas is one of his favourites ahead of Sunday's final.

Ex Eastenders star Matt is vying to become Dancing On Ice champ against Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell this weekend.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, DOI judge Jason admitted he was excited to see Matt's performances on Sunday.

Jason gushed: "He’s one of the most exciting contestants we’ve had. He’s a natural showman so we know he will give us a good show."

However, he added: "But sometimes he can push it too hard and make little mistakes."

Meanwhile, Matt insisted that his recent break up wasn't impacting his training.

The soap actor split from his girlfriend Shona McGarty last month, amid claims he was getting close to pro dancer Brianne Delcourt.

Matt said: "I am pushing on – dedicating myself 100 per cent.”

Browse pictures of the DOI finalists in training below...

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