Jason Gardiner has said he is “relieved” to see the back of Gemma Collins after she was voted off Dancing On Ice.
The acid-tongued judge had some harsh parting words for the TOWIE star on Monday’s Lorraine, following her DOI exit on Sunday night.
He risked reigniting their infamous feud, as he called her “disturbing” for failing to apologise for attacking him live on air last month.
Jason said: “I’m relieved for the other contestants that are in the show who are really brilliant that now the focus can be on their merit and how hard they’ve worked.”
Asked by host Lorraine Kelly if his feud with Gemma was personal, he continued: “I didn’t know who Gemma was until this series, I’ve never seen her show so I wasn’t familiar with who she was, so there was nothing personal until it did get personal, and she accused me of something really quite libellous.”
Referring to the moment she accused him of selling stories about her to the press on the show, Jason added: “Actually it was disturbing because she never actually apologised either, so that to me shows real character.”
However, Jason admitted he does regret the focus on the row, saying: “Actually these other contestants have been blooming whilst all of this has been blooming going on, so it’s different.
“I’m glad that now the contestants that we have in the show now are going to have their time to shine.”
Last week, the pair appeared to have put their spat behind them when The GC even agreed with some of the criticism he gave to her performance.
She joked that they had…