Jason Gardiner 'threatens to boycott Dancing On Ice final over Karen Barber'

Jason Gardiner

Dancing On Ice 2011 judge Jason Gardiner has reportedly threatened to boycott this year's final unless Karen Barber apologises to him. Gardiner is said to be annoyed that Karen claimed he had lied when he told reports that she had received a warning from ITV for her part in their on-air clash earlier in the series.

Contradicting Jason, Karen said in a recent interview: "Jason saying I was given a warning was totally untrue. I did nothing wrong, so that wasn't the case at all. But I wouldn't hesitate to do it again if Jason crossed the line. "

A pal of Jason's however gossiped to The Sun: "Karen was most definitely given a warning - not for their on-screen row but for talking about it afterwards when producers told them not to.

"Jason has had enough of her rehashing this feud."

The incident has left the pair no longer talking, with Jason saying they now have a completely non-existant relationship with one another.

"Producers are desperately trying to calm things down but the situation is not good," a source told the tabloid. "Jason was furious and has had enough of the rows with Karen and wants an apology.

"But he is a professional and will be on the show on Sunday."

The Dancing On Ice final hits screens tomorrow night from 7:40PM on ITV1.

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