Dancing On Ice judges face the axe – Daily TV round-up


'Dancing On Ice' judges Emma Bunton and Jason Gardiner reportedly both face the axe from the new series.

According to reports, neither judge has had their contracts confirmed, with the next series only weeks away from broadcast.

Rumours abound that a new judging line-up for the celebrity ice skating show could include 'Pineapple Dance Studios' star Louie Spence.

A source told The Sun that 'this year's judging line-up is being taken to the wire. Producers want to refresh things and Jason and Emma look the most vulnerable'.

Gardiner has long been a controversial figure on the show, with ITV receiving 3,000 complaints after he slated head coach Karen Barber on air.

The show has already been shaken up for next year, with axed 'Daybreak' presenter Christine Bleakley replacing Holly Willoughby as co-host to Phillip Schofield. [The Sun]

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