Gemma Collins says Jason Gardiner “wouldn’t look at her” during Dancing On Ice rehearsals.
The 38-year-old reality TV star – who was in tears after getting a disappointing score of 13.5 out of 40 on last night’s show (03.02.19) – was happy the judge gave her the highest score on the panel this week, but she was surprised because she claims he ignored her during rehearsals.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Monday (04.02.19), she said: “What was weird, in rehearsal he wouldn’t look at me, he turned this way.
“I thought, ‘Oh no not this again’, let’s move on from it.
“I find him very amusing, I think he does it [his comments] to get me going a bit but it also drives me on. The more his comments are awful about me the more I want to prove him wrong.”
Gemma – who fell on her face during her performance on the previous show (27.01.19) – said the tumble knocked her confidence and affected her in training last week.
She said: “I’m really upset because obviously last week I had really improved and then since the fall, my nerves have gone.”
Gemma and judge Jason famously fell out on a live show a few weeks ago when she accused the choreographer of “selling stories” about her.
But this week, Jason gave Gemma her highest score, four points, and she even seemed to bury the hatchet with the acid-tongued panellist as she agreed with his comments that her routine needed better execution.
She said they were becoming “sort of friends”, but he responded: “I wouldn’t go that far.”
Gemma had to use her mother Joan’s wheelchair last week after her fall left her with bruised knees.
Gemma and Jason ended up in a spat on the show last month when he criticised her performance.
He had told her: “I know you were channelling Marilyn Monroe. But you were all over the place hon. We’re not going to see big lifts from you.”
Before he could continue, she interjected and accused him of “selling stories” about her.
Jason then reacted by telling her “this doesn’t help your cause” before calling her a “brat”.
He later denied that he “sold stories” about Gemma on Twitter.
Meanwhile, last week, Gemma told The Sun that she’s forgiven Jason because she “can’t be bothered to keep any ill-feeling going on”.
She said: “I can’t be bothered to keep any ill-feeling going on, I just end up being as bad as them.
“So as far as I’m concerned, I’ve just got to keep putting the love out there. You get more done with honey than you do with vinegar.”
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