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Friday 6th December 2019

John Barrowman tipped to replace Jason Gardiner on Dancing on Ice

He's said to have agreed to sit on the panel

John Barrowman is reported to be replacing Jason Gardiner on Dancing on Ice.

The Torchwood star - who competed in the first series of the show in 2006 - is reportedly set to replace the 47-year-old choreographer after he announced he wouldn't be returning to the 2020 series.

John is a hit with fans (Credit: Brett D.Cover/

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A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "Producers are delighted to have got John.

"He's a good fit for the show as he knows how it works and has done judging roles before.

"They also feel he's a bit more wholesome than Jason, who put a lot of noses out of joint with some of his comments.

"They think John will be a big success."

Producers are delighted to have got John.

Jason announced he quit Dancing On Ice earlier this month.

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In an Instagram video, he said: "I know there has been a lot of speculation about me and the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice.

"After all these years I feel it's time to say goodbye to my judging role and return to things I have been putting on hold for a while.

"The past two series there have been new additions to the panel including the fantastic Ashley Banjo and the legends [Jayne] Torvill and [Christopher] Dean. I have absolutely loved sharing the panel with them.

Jason's sharp tongue was like marmite to viewers (Credit: ITV)

"Holly, Phil, Jayne and Chris, we created something we can be really proud of after the ice has finally thawed.

"We've had a lot of laughs, trials and tribulations and I have loved working with all of you.

"To the unsung heroes, the pros and coaches, including Karen Barber, without your hard work we would never have had the success we've had. I salute and applaud you.

John took part in 2018's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and was a huge hit with fans.

John was brilliant in the jungle (Credit: ITV)

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He has since had guest hosting stints on This Morning.

He also competed in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special in 2010, which he won with partner Kristina Rhianoff.

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