Dancing On Ice 2014: Jason Gardiner tips Gareth Gates to leave next

Gareth Gates (Dancing On Ice 2014)

Dancing On Ice 2014 judge Jason Gardiner reckons Gareth Gates will be the next celebrity to leave.

There were boos for the ice panelist at the weekend after he awarded the singer just 4.5 points for his latest routine.

But yesterday Jason took to his Facebook page to defend his scoring, saying: "It appears I rattled the studio audience with my 4.5 for Gareth Gates."

Jason explained: "Personally I don't see how Gareth will be able to catch up with his stronger competitors because this is as good as it's going to get.

"He lacks the confidence and self belief to give a performance as polished and finessed as Ray, Sam, Kieran or any of the girls."

The Australian choreographer continued: "Lack of confidence amongst this lot will be his ultimate downfall but there is no sparkle or excitement when he takes to the ice.

"For those who didn't hear what I said I'll repeat here, 'If your performance was a conversation it would be mono tonal.' If he doesn't inject more personality and showmanship then he is now the weakest celebrity."

Jason however did have some good words to say about the other contestants, gushing about Suzanna Shaw: "[Her] Applause routine set the performance/dance bar extremely high at 8.5 from moi.

"She is a powerhouse and it was jam packed with lifts intricate choreography and high octane energy. This is a champion who wants to win and is giving her all to delight and thrill."

Dancing On Ice 2014 continues next Sunday on ITV.

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