Gardiner praises Dancing on Ice judges

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Dancing On Ice Jason Gardiner has said that this is the first year of the show, and the jury has heard “solid”.

Gardiner will appear alongside former Olympic skating champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

The show of the former coaching pair will be joined by Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.

Banjo has been the figure skating, the program of the jury during its original run from 2006 until 2014, over a year.

Gardiner said: “What feels great is that for the first time, the panel feels solid, all that is an expert in their own right, and have incredible experience, that they are going to bring to the panel, and in the show.
Beth Tweddle wins the 2013 Dancing on Ice

“I think that (at first) that there was more people who really had an understanding or an actual experience of the dance”.

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Gardiner refused to say who he was referring.

Previous Dancing On Ice judges included former competitive skaters Robin Cousins and Karen Barber, but the show has also seen several guest judges take during the show.

The show will return in January, after four years off the air, and it will again be presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

This Morning, the speakers also had the opportunity to nominate celebrities to take part in the show, with Schofield saying that it is a complete system “reboot”.

“It is not a revival or a renewal – it is fundamentally different to the way we did before.

“All the things that I always wanted to be.”

The celebrities taking to the ice this year include the Island of Love winner Kem Cetinay, a former Bake Off champion Candice Brown, the singer Cheryl Baker and soap stars Brooke Vincent and Antony Cotton.

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