We’re rather shocked to bring you the news that both Jason Gardiner and Emma Bunton are leaving Dancing On Ice, OMG!
The stars confirmed the news on Twitter tonight, informing their fans that they would not be returning to the popular ITV skating show for the upcoming series. We’re not all that surprised to hear that sharp-tongued Jason won’t be making an appearance on the next run as the cutting judge, who has been with the show since it started, often landed himself in hot water with some of his at times rather rude remarks...though it did make great telly! Jason Tweeted,
'I will NOT be returning to DOI next series. It has been an iconic 6 years & I've loved being a part of it.'
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton also took to Twitter, tweeting,
'Thank you so much for all your lovely messages!I made the hard decision to leave the DOI judging panel to focus on projects in 2012...I had such a fun time and wish everyone on the show the best of luck!'
The rumour mill has been rife with speculation that Pineapple Studios star and professional dancer Louie Spence might be taking up a space on the judgeing panel, which he now seems to have confirmed by tweeting both Emma and Jason,
'thanks for your good luck messages xx'
With Christine Bleakley recently replacing Holly Willoughby as the show's co-host, we wonder how the shake-up will effect viewing figures, what do you Heatworld citizens think?