Dancing On Ice 2019: Torvill & Dean spill on Gemma Collins and Jason Gardiner's row

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have had their say on Gemma Collins and Jason Gardiner's Dancing On Ice row.

In last week's musicals special, Gemma performed to Diamonds Are A Girl's best Friend from Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

The routine was panned by the judges and saw her place bottom of the scoreboard, receiving just 13 points from the panel.

During the judges' comments, Gemma and Dancing On Ice judge Jason got involved in a nasty on air row as he ripped into her skating skills.

Speaking about the incident during a new interview on ITV's This Morning on Sunday, Jayne said this weekend: "I felt sorry for Phillip [Schofield] and Holly [Willoughby] because I thought at what point do they need to jump in? It probably wasn’t the right place."

Chris revealed that the argument didn't continue off air, explaining: "I think everybody sort of went their own ways and sort of let the dust settle."

Jayne went on to claim that Gemma "hadn't put in the hours" ahead of her performance last Sunday.

She said: "Gemma does have a lot of followers on social media so she will have the support there. But what we have to look at as judges is how much skating she's doing. Chris and I personally felt that she hadn’t put in the hours from her first week to her second performance."

However Chris said that Gemma had been putting more work in this week.

"She wants to put her best foot forward. I don't know whether it's too little too late, but she's certainly working harder this week," he added.

Alongside Gemma, those still on the Dancing On Ice 2019 line up this year include Coronation Street actress Jane Danson, Loose Women’s Saira Khan, X Factor favourite Saara Aaalto, Grease legend Didi Conn and Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton.

Completing this year's line up were cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, Love Island’s Wes Nelson, Strictly Come Dancing dancer James Jordan and singer and presenter Brian McFadden.

Dancing On Ice 2019 continues this Sunday night on ITV from 6PM.

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