Dancing On Ice 2014: Jason Gardiner defends Beth Tweddle criticisms

Jason Gardiner (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner has hit back at claims he's undermarking Beth Tweddle.

Poor Beth has been getting a tough time from the judges on the show this year and it continued at the weekend with even Christopher Dean confronting the panel.

He ranted after the Olympian failed to get 10s for her latest performances: "That was the hardest routine tonight, it had flow, it had the moves, it had rhythm.

"I disagree with them [the judges] and I give them [Beth and Lukaz] a ten.

But Jason hit back this week: "I have never attacked Beth personally. My critique has always been about her performance, and as a dance and performance judge, I stand by all of my expert opinions."

He added: "Beth is definitely one popular girl. "

Unfortunately for Jason many viewers aren't convinced and have claimed that the panel are ganging up on the gymnast.

One wrote online: "The judges have had it in for her since the series has started and they trash her performances and have acted completely unprofessional."

Another added after the weekend's latest live show: "Fed up with Beth being marked down. Thank god it's the last series."

Who do you think is in the right? Are the judges being fair to Beth or does she deserve more marks? Add your comments below!

The last ever episode of Dancing On Ice airs on Sunday night with the all stars final on ITV.

Browse pictures of the celebs on the ice from Sunday evening here...

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