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    Jason Gardiner 'fears' DOI sacking


    by ODN


    Jason Gardiner is reportedly worried about his position on the Dancing On Ice judging panel, after he clashed with Head Coach, Karen Barber.

    Barber was defending contestant Johnson Beharry after Gardiner said he was "indifferent" to his performance on the reality show on Sunday night.

    The Australian judge told the former professional ice skater and judge: "If your opinion still mattered, you'd be on the panel."

    His comment sparked outrage from the audience and he was interrupted by a seething Karen who demanded he repeat his remark.

    Almost 3,000 viewers called ITV and Ofcom to complain about Gardiner, and fans have also set up onnline campaigns calling for the choreographer judge to be axed.

    Gardiner later tried to explain his slip up in the results show but fell short of an apology, he said: "I overstepped the mark. I said something I wasn't proud of in the heat of the moment".