Dancing on Ice's Jason reveals one regret about Gemma feud

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

This series of Dancing on Ice has had plenty of fun moments, but really... all we've all been talking about is Gemma Collins.

There has been plenty of talk about her behaviour on the reality show, which reached its dramatic peak when judge Jason Gardiner called her "lazy" in a tabloid interview, and then they had a confrontation on live TV.

When the judge was asked on today's (February 11) Lorraine whether he has any regrets over being part of the Gemma drama that has overshadowed everything else, he said he did.

"These other contestants have been blooming while all of this has bloomin’ been going on," he shared. "It's different and I'm glad that the contestants we have in the show now are going to have their time to shine."

Jason also added that "it's never been so close" in terms of the competition, saying that Wes Nelson "needs a bit more polish" but is a great skater, and that he thinks Melody Thornton and Saara Aalto are also both great.

Oh, and he also thinks that James Jordan isn't a shoo-in for the crown, so it looks like it's all to skate for among the remaining contestants.

Last night's Dancing on Ice saw Gemma Collins voted out of the show after competing in the skate-off with Ryan Sidebottom, becoming the fifth celebrity to leave.

"I did say tonight’s my night [to go home]… and I just want to bow out gracefully," she said after the result was announced. "It’s time to let them all go on and I wish them all the best of luck."

The GC also had her say on the spat on today's This Morning, explaining that she felt "embarrassed" by Jason's comment about her weight.

"I was fine with what he was saying about my skating, but I didn't like it when he body-shamed me because that hurt me and I felt embarrassed," she said. "And that's why I attacked back. I think the first form of defence is attack, isn't it?"

Dancing on Ice airs Sunday nights at 6pm on ITV, while Lorraine airs weekday mornings on the same channel.

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