Dancing On Ice 2014: Jason Gardiner unsurprised by Jorgie Porter exit

Jason Gardiner (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner has said he's not surprised by Jorgie Porter's earlier exit from the show.

However he did admit it was a "shame" to lose the skater, who scored 29 points from the panel.

The Hollyoaks star, who was runner up in 2011, was eliminated on Sunday night after receiving the fewest public votes.

Jorgie left alongside Joe Pasquale as two celebs got the axe in the first live show.

Writing on his Facebook page about the weekend, Jason said: “It seems Georgie [sic] was a victim of the Casanova syndrome which I suspect cost her votes [on Sunday]. A real shame to lose someone who showed such promise and clearly was distraught at being the first to leave the competition.”

Jason went on to hit back at viewer who claimed pairing Jorgie with Sylvain Longchambon (ex of her friend Jennifer Metcalfe) was a stitch up.

“Many have posted on Twitter that it was a bad decision to pair her with Sylvain. Controversial… maybe, but bad… no. Sylvain may have had more ass on this show than a toilet seat but in his defence he is one of the best pro male skaters we’ve ever had.

“Ultimately the British public have spoken and there’s no use complaining or claiming it’s a stitch up. If people are so outraged then I wonder how many of those complaining actually voted for her? Clearly not enough.”

Meanwhile, Jason said he was a tad disappointed in all of the performances on Sunday night.

He explained: “Overall I could tell that many of the celebs were either nervous, a little rusty or complacent. As great as it is to have them back the fact remains that they have all taken part before so I want to see them push themselves beyond what they even think possible. This is our final series and in 9 weeks we will crown the Ultimate Champion of DOI.”

Dancing On Ice continues next Sunday on ITV.

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