Dancing On Ice 2013: Jason Gardiner planning revenge on Karen Barber?

by Lisa McGarry

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Jason Gardiner is said to be furious and desperate for revenge, after Karen Barber made him look incredibly foolish on Sunday night’s Dancing On Ice show.

The Australian star has been engaged in a long running feud with the head coach for the last two years and the pair have both confirmed that they have never spoken or communicated with each other since they became embroiled in an argument on a live show in 2011.

Karen was positively gleeful then when she got the chance to humiliate Jason at the weekend, as they both critiqued Luke Campbell’s performance.

The boxer had been planning to do a difficult lift in his routine with Jenna Smith but dropped it at the last minute, after he injured his wrist.

Following the performance Jason told the sports star:

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“I applaud you for putting in the presage lift, on ice that’s not easy to do.”

He added:

“I notice everything.”

But Karen, 51, was quick to point out the lift Jason had mentioned wasn’t even in Luke’s routine. She said:

“You notice everything but there was no presage lift in there, we took it out!”


Insiders now believe that Gardiner will be primed for revenge on Sunday coming, because he will “stew on that all week”.

The source added to the Daily Star:

“Jason and Karen hate each other so to be caught out looking stupid like that will have hurt.”

Fans loved getting an opportunity to mock Jason online and one gloated:

“What kind of an idiot is Jason Gardiner? He praised a lift which wasn’t even there! Hope he feels stupid now.”

Another tweeted:

“Well done Karen putting @officialJasonG in his place”

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A third said:

“#DOI Jason Gardiner – What a way to hand in your notice! Well done Luke and Karen making him look a right pillock”

However, some felt that Karen went too far in proving her point and one tweeted:

“luv #DOI but Karen & @officialJasonG bickering is doing my head in,why does she always have to come back at him?Let him have his opinion!”

A second said:

“@dancingonice please please get Karen off that panel. She is making it so uncomfortable to watch! Great to have @officialJasonG back though!”

What do you think Dancing On Ice fans? Was Karen right to point out Jason’s mistake? Leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!