Jason Gardiner and Emma Bunton confirm Dancing On Ice exit

Jason Gardiner

Jason Gardiner and Emma Bunton have both confirmed they will not be returning to Dancing On Ice in the new year. It was reported that the pair had been sacked last month in a bid to revamp the ice skating reality series.

Daybreak presenter Christine Bleakley has already been announced as the show's new host.

Confirming his exit, Jason wrote on Twitter: "I will NOT be returning to DOI next series. It has been an iconic 6 years & I've loved being a part of it."

Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who joined the show in 2010, said: "Thank you so much for all your lovely messages! I made the hard decision to leave the DOI judging panel to focus on projects in 2012."

She added: "I had such a fun time and wish everyone on the show the best of luck!

Head judge Robin Cousins however revealed he would be returning in 2012.

"I will be back in the hot seat in January," he said.

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