Gemma Collins branded 'ignorant' by Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner

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Gemma Collins has been branded 'ignorant' by Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner, after she claimed he 'can't skate.'

Speaking on Friday's This Morning, the acid-tongued dance expert, 47, admitted he can in fact skate despite her claims, but admitted he is there to judge the choreography over the skating.

Jason - Gemma - Debut - Ice - Sunday

It came after Jason slammed Gemma's debut on the ice on Sunday's live premiere, branding it 'an uncomfortable-to-watch French & Saunders parody.'

Jason said: 'We have to forgive these people for being ignorant for not knowing their stuff, she doesn't understand where I can come from, she doesn't know that I can skate.

Panel - Skating - Royalty - Jayne - Chris

'I'm not on the panel to judge the skating, we leave that to skating royalty Jayne and Chris.

'The job of Ashley [Banjo] and I is to talk about the performance the choreography. I enjoy the fact that I will say the truth, but it's also based on experience and expertise, I've been doing this for 35 years.'

Gemma - Jason - Appearance - Lorraine - Days

It came after Gemma claimed that Jason didn't know how to ice-skate during an appearance on Lorraine days before she took to the ice, saying: 'I find him highly amusing.

'I really like him, yes he's definitely going to say stuff about me and Jason Gardiner can't actually skate. Jason can have all the chat, but he can't back it up with the actions.'

Gemma - Words - Skating - Score - Debut

But it seemed Gemma couldn't back up her words with a strong skating score, as her debut performance was slammed by Jason in Sunday's live show.

Clad in a sparkly gold bodysuit and skating to Beyonce's Crazy In Love, the TOWIE star scored just 16 points out of 40.

Gemma - Claims - Splits - Ice - Jason

Despite Gemma's claims that she did the splits on the ice, Jason disputed her claims, saying: 'You talk a big talk but you don't back it up. It was like a French &...
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