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It’s frosty between me and Karen

Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner has bladed arch-rival Karen Barber — before the show has even started. Jason, 41, was replaced by Louie Spence last year after an on-air spat with Karen in 2011 left her sobbing on live TV.

Yesterday the two met for the first time in almost two years at the show’s glitzy launch. And typically Jason threw the first punch, saying he wants to sit with new judge Ashley Roberts.

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Mr Nasty’s Ice dream

Jason Gardiner is to make a dream return to the Dancing On Ice panel – as bosses try to inject pizazz into the flagging show.

The bitchy Aussie choreographer, famed for his Mr Nasty-style put-downs, was a judge on the first six series of the ITV1 show but missed this year’s seventh run after falling out with producers.

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DOI is better without Jason Gardiner!

Dancing on Ice coach Karen Barber has said the show is doing well without Jason Gardiner. Barber told a tabloid newspaper that she has not spoken to the acid-tongued choreographer following their on-air spat during the show last year.

Gardiner told Karen: "If your opinion still mattered, you'd be on the panel." Karen told the Daily Mirror that she believes that the ice dance show is doing well with Jason and his outspoken criticism.

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Llandudno panto 'best ever' says Jason

With panto season in full swing at Llandudno's Venue Cymru, The Entertainer caught up with Aladdin's baddie Jason Gardiner to find out how his evil role is going.

"It's been an absolutely fantastic experience," said Jason half way through his sinister stint as the villainous Abanazar. "It's my first panto - I'd never even seen once before. Coming to this very British tradition and being a novice was daunting but it's absolutely wonderful."

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Jason insists he was not axed over Barber row

Jason Gardiner has spoken out to insist that it was his decision to leave the panel of Dancing On Ice. The outspoken Aussie has claimed that he took the decision to quit the programme after discovering that Louise Spence was being lined-up to join the ice dance show.

He apparently told a pal: "They were just trying to get rid of me, so I walked." A source close to Jason told the Daily Mirror that Gardiner was annoyed that show bosses had arranged secret auditions.

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Louis Spence to replace Jason on DOI

Louie Spence is to replace acid-tongued Jason Gardiner in a shake-up of judges on ITV1's skating show Dancing On Ice.

In another major change for the judging panel, Olympic figure skating champion Katarina Witt will take the place of Emma Bunton. The pair will join head judge Robin Cousins, who returns to the panel once more when the show slides back in the New Year.

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Jason insists Dancing On Ice froze him out

Jason Gardiner has quit Dancing On Ice.The Aussie judge walked out after ITV bosses secretly auditioned Louie Spence for a place on the panel.

After being dropped, furious Jason last night told pals: “I’ve been stitched up.” The acid-tongued judge’s shock exit comes after he was slammed last year for “bullying” former judge Karen Barber, telling her live on air: “If your opinion still mattered, you’d be on the panel.

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Jason and Emma leave DOI

Jason Gardiner and Emma Bunton will not return to the Dancing On Ice panel. Both of the judges confirmed on twitter that they will not be on the panel when the new series kicks off in January.

Gardiner has been with Dancing On Ice since it first began in 2006. He tweeted: "I will NOT be returning to DOI next series. It has been an iconic 6 years & I've loved being a part of it."

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Emma and Jason face Dancing On Ice axe

Jason Gardiner and Emma Bunton could be axed from Dancing On Ice as part of a shake-up of the skating show.Neither judge has been offered a new contract and with the next series just weeks away, insiders in both camps are fearing the worst.

Producers on the ITV1 show are already tapping up potential new judges including Louie Spence — who, in an awkward twist, is close pals with both Emma and Jason. A source said: "This year's judging line-up is being taken to the wire.

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Jason in racism row after mugging

Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner was subjected to a ­terrifying knifepoint mugging by two hoodie-wearing youths. But instead of sympathy, his plight attracted accusations of racism – because he had describing his attackers as black.

The frightened Australian choreographer had a blade held to his throat while one of the thugs threatened to kill him unless he handed over his £500 iPhone.

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Jason Gardiner strips for photoshoot

Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner has celebrated his 40th early - by stripping for a photoshoot in his birthday suit.

The Australian coach, who hits the landmark age next month, only has fig leaves to hide his modesty in the snaps in Cosmopolitan. And the ITV1 show's Mr Nasty was so concerned about how his naked body would be judged that he toned up with a major fitness drive.

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Jason: I’m off to Los Angeles

Ice queen Jason Gardiner is set to quit Dancing on Ice for Los Angeles. The acid-tongued Aussie caused huge controversy last year by driving contestants and fellow judges to tears.

So fearing the chop from fed-up ITV producers he has been striking up deals to move to the States. Speaking at the launch of his new Discovery Channel show Alone In The Wild, Jason said: "I have no idea what's is happening with Dancing on Ice. No one has spoken to me to ask me to return so if I go, I go.

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Jason takes a Walk on the Wild Side

While a few select celebrities will be going into the relatively plush Australian jungle for their reality fix, there are some hardy types who have endured conditions that would have frightened the bravest of us.

Freddie Flintoff and Jason Gardiner star in Discovery Channel’s new series Alone In The Wild starting next month and they were each marooned alone to deal with the elements.

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Jason has second hair transplant

Jason Gardiner has just had a second hair transplant. When the Dancing on Ice judge had a £30,000 Follicular Unit Transplantation he tried to keep it under his hat – and wasn’t exactly thrilled when newspapers lifted the lid.

But 11 months on, and after a £6,000 top-up FUT, Jason is more than happy to share with the world.

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Jason tries to hide his bald patch

He spent a staggering £22,000 on a hair transplant to give him a full head of luscious locks. But now, less than four months after revealing the results of the procedure, Jason Gardiner appears to be receding once more.

The 39-year-old Dancing On Ice judge attempted to hide his thinning hair with a scarf as he dined out with a female friend on Old Compton Street.

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Jason blown up by insect

Dancing On Ice star Jason Gardiner feared for his life as his leg "blew up like an airship" after an insect bite. He was bitten by a blood-sucking sand fly that laid eggs in his leg as he filmed a documentary in Belize.

Jason, 39, was rushed to hospital in the Central American country and given urgent treatment, before being flown back to Britain and transferred to a hospital in London.

 

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