Dancing On Ice 2012: Katarina Witt loves her role as the panel's nasty judge!

Dancing On Ice

New Dancing On Ice judge Katarina Witt has said she's loving her role as Miss Nasty on the ice panel, despite complaints from some of the skaters.

The German born Olympic skater has become known for her brutally honest comments towards the celebrities on this year's show.

But she warned: “The contestants know I’ll tell it as it is, even though I sometimes use the wrong words.

"When I called [skier] Chemmy Alcott ‘a big woman’ it made such a fuss. I didn’t mean to offend her. I meant she was tall."

However Chemmy isn't the only one that Katarina has upset with her comments, with eliminated star Heidi Range saying she this week that she felt Katarina’s remarks towards her were "unfair".

Katarina had accused Heidi of relying on her professional skating partner Andrei Lipanov to lift her across the ice to make up for a lack of skating ability.

“It was a point she made every week and I thought it was unfair because it was never made with any of the other girls,” Heidi, who was eliminated on Sunday's show, explained..

She added: “None of the other girls was told: ‘Well, he puts you in your lift.’

“I took it quite personally because she kept saying it every week. I worked really hard on them. It got to me.”

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