Dancing On Ice’s Jason Gardiner slams ‘ignorant’ Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner has slammed "ignorant" contestant Gemma Collins.

Gemma hit out at the famously ‘nasty’ judge after he labelled her dance a "French and Saunders parody".

Speaking on today’s This Morning, Jason blasted The GC for questioning his judging credentials got as he ‘can’t skate’.

The angry ‘pantomime villain’ defended his position on the panel and insisted he can actually skate.

He then lashed out at Gemma for not understanding his background and told her to speak to skating legend Torvill and Dean.

Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Jason slammed Gemma for her remarks
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Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Craig was not very complimentary of Gemma’s performance
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When asked about Gemma’s criticism, Jason said: "We have to forgive these people for being ignorant and not knowing there stuff. She doesn’t understand where I come from.

"I can actually skate. If she wants to speak to Jayne and Chris. I’ve never professed to be a professional skater.

"I’m not on the panel judge skating, we leave that to skating royalty Jayne and Chris. Ashley and I have defined roles to talk about choreography."

Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Jason was forced to defend his position on the panel
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Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

He raised his eyebrows at Gemma’s criticism
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Jason was also asked if he had gone ‘too far’ with his upsetting comments towards Grease star Didi Conn.

He said: "I look at it this way. Normally everyone likes to settle into the competition. They are competitions from episode one.

"What it isn’t for me is ‘let’s see a lovely demonstration for the first two week and we start in week three’. I wanted to kickstart it from week one."

He added: "The public are not on the panel. I am. I have to judge it from what I need to see. I think it would be much more interesting for all of us to see Didi Conn rather than Frenchy."

Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Jason even claimed that Gemma had not done the splits properly
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Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

The GC hit out at Jason on This Morning
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Gemma started the feud when she responded to Jason’s criticism while chatting to Kem Cetinay on This Morning.

The TOWIE star insisted she "doesn’t care" as she has plans for after the show which are more important.

The GC said: "Come on, let’s bring it on, let’s do some more [skating.]"

Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Gemma shook her booty for Jason
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Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner slams 'ignorant' Gemma Collins in scathing rant

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On Jason’s thoughts, she said: "You know what? Do I really care? I’m the GC babydoll!

"I’m doing it for all the curvy girls out there, who thought they couldn’t ever ice skate. I’m gonna set up and ice skating dancercise class."

Gemma then slapped her bottom – cheekily saying it was for Jason.

*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am

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