Dancing On Ice 2012 doesn't need Jason Gardiner, insists Karen Barber

Karen Barber

Dancing On Ice coach Karen Barber has said that the show doesn't need Jason Gardiner back, saying she hasn’t missed the critical judge at all.

Jason was cut from this year's panel after rows last night, including clashing with Karen who was 'demoted' from the judging panel.

He hit out at her during a live show: “If your opinion still mattered, you’d be on the panel.”

Speaking to the Daily Mirror today, Karen dismissed reports suggesting that bosses had made an error in axing Jason after declining ratings this series.

“Being honest, I have to say I don’t miss him," she said. “That whole business knocked me for six.

"His comments were unprovoked, unacceptable and untrue, but I stood up for myself and refused to be bullied.

“Jason and I never spoke again after that moment. We never sorted things out, but I’ve moved on. I feel stronger and more confident than ever – mentally and physically.”

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