Gemma Collins says it’s ‘karma’ that Jason Gardiner left Dancing On Ice

No love lost

Her stint on Dancing On Ice wasn’t the most successful the series has ever seen, and she created a famously toxic feud with judge Jason Gardiner.

Now TOWIE favourite Gemma Collins has said that Jason’s exit from the show is ‘karma’ for the scathing attacks he launched on her.

Jason likened Gemma to a ‘refrigerator’ (Credit: ITV)

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The GC, 38, endured a tough time on the ice skating show earlier this year – which culminated in an unfortunate fall – and her relationship with Jason went from bad to worse.

After calling her “lazy” and accusing her of lacking “elegance”, he repeated his claims in an interview on This Morning, likening her to a “refrigerator”.

He was also accused of “bullying” Gemma, and her then-boyfriend, James ‘Arg’ Argent, called him “disgusting & unprofessional”.

Now Jason has quit the show, and will be replaced by John Barrowman.

Gemma said Jason’s exit was ‘karma’ (Credit: ITV)

Speaking to the Mirror, Gemma said of Jason’s departure: “I’m glad. There’s having a laugh and there’s taking it too far.

“Karma is a beautiful thing, and John Barrowman is now filling his boots. So see you later, honey! Next!

“Boring. There’s criticism, and there’s calling someone a fridge. He was referring to my body size.”

Maura Higgins is confirmed to appear (Credit: ITV)

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Jason’s departure isn’t the only thing to change on DOI – there’s a raft of celebrities that have been confirmed for next year’s new series.

Chatshow legend Trisha Goddard has been confirmed to appear alongside magician Ben Hanlin, Joe Swash, and Diversity’s Perri Kiely and Paralympian Libby Clegg.

Also confirmed to appear are Corrie’s Lisa George, Steps’ Ian ‘H’ Watkins, ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini, Love Island’s Maura Higgins and entertainer Michael Barrymore.

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