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New face: John Barrowman is reportedly being drafted to replace Jason Gardiner on the Dancing On Ice jury panel (pictured above in March 2019)
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John Barrowman is reportedly in line to replace Jason Gardiner on the Dancing On Ice jury panel.

A source told The sun that the actor and I am a Celebrity star, 52, have delighted the show's bosses with his judgment style, and they hope he will be a healthier addition to the ice panel.

It comes a week after Jason, 47, came on social media to confirm that he would not be returning for the new Dancing On Ice series, amid allegations that he decided to resign after his dispute with contestant Gemma Collins.

New face: John Barrowman is reportedly being drafted to replace Jason Gardiner on the Dancing On Ice jury panel (pictured above in March 2019)

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New face: John Barrowman is reportedly being drafted to replace Jason Gardiner on the Dancing On Ice jury panel (pictured above in March 2019)

The source said: & # 39; Producers are delighted to have received John.

& # 39; He fits well with the show, because he knows how it works and has done assessment roles before.

& # 39; They also feel that he is a little healthier than Jason, who has turned off many noses in some of his comments. They think that John will be a great success. & # 39;

MailOnline has contacted representatives of John Barrowman and Dancing On Ice for comments.

Goodbye: it is after Jason (above in March 2019) announced last week that he would resign from the show

Goodbye: it is after Jason (above in March 2019) announced last week that he would resign from the show

Goodbye: it is after Jason (above in March 2019) announced last week that he would resign from the show

John is no stranger to showing off his skating skills, as he participated in the first-ever series Dancing On Ice in 2006.

The Torchwood star also appeared as a judge in the musical talent shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber from 2006 to 2008.

John recently found a whole new fan base after finishing third at I & # 39; m A Celebrity Get Me Out Here Here.

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The star formed a close friendship with campmate Emily Atack and it has been reported that the couple is waiting to organize the spin-off series Extra Camp later this year.

He leaves: the notoriously murdering judge went to Instagram to announce that he would leave the show

He leaves: the notoriously murdering judge went to Instagram to announce that he would leave the show

He leaves: the notoriously murdering judge went to Instagram to announce that he would leave the show

It comes after Jason went to Instagram last week to confirm that he would not be returning to Dancing On Ice when the new series starts in early 2020.

The murderous judge said: & I know there has been a lot of speculation about me and the upcoming series Dancing on Ice. I wanted to set the record straight, I have been an original judge since 2006. & # 39;

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& # 39; I did every series except one when I was replaced in 2012 by my good friend and dance sister Louis Spence. & # 39;

At the time, it was reported that Jason told friends that he & # 39; choked & # 39; felt by the decision of bosses to replace him with the star of the Pineapple Dance Studios.

Right panel: Jason said he & # 39; likes to work & # 39; with Ashley Banjo, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean

Right panel: Jason said he & # 39; likes to work & # 39; with Ashley Banjo, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean

Right panel: Jason said he & # 39; likes to work & # 39; with Ashley Banjo, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean

Jason discussed his triumphs over the show and said: “The show had been out of the air for four years, and when it was revived, I was the only original judge to return.

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& # 39; New additions have been added to the panel in the last two series, including the fantastic Ashley Banjo and the legends Torvill and Dean. I absolutely enjoyed sharing the panel with them. & # 39;

Jason continued to discuss his plans after Dancing On Ice, including the launch of a one-man show that will begin early next year.

& # 39; After all these years I feel it is time to say goodbye to my assessment role and return to things that I have suspended and have been on the back burner for a while.

& # 39; I really thank you to all my DOI fans for your support and encouragement over the years, I know we have experienced a number of controversies and I am happy that you have received my unique judgment style and honesty. & # 39 ;

JASON & # 39; S STATEMENT FULLY

& # 39; I know there has been a lot of speculation about me and the upcoming series of dancing on ice. I wanted to set the record straight, I have been an original judge since 2006.

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& # 39; I did every series except one when I was replaced in 2012 by my good friend and dance sister Louis Spence.

& # 39; The show had been in the air for four years and when it was revived, I was the only original judge to return and the last two series have been new additions to the panel, including the fantastic Ashley Banjo and the legends Torvill and Dean.

Time to say goodbye: Jason can be seen in all but one of Dancing On Ice series

Time to say goodbye: Jason can be seen in all but one of Dancing On Ice series

Time to say goodbye: Jason can be seen in all but one of Dancing On Ice series

& # 39; I absolutely enjoyed sharing the panel with them.

& # 39; After all these years I feel it is time to say goodbye to my assessment role and return to things that I have suspended and have been on the back burner for a while.

& # 39; It is because of you that I never wriggled or shunned to serve the truth.

& # 39; Holly, Phil, Jane and Chris we made something we can be really proud of after the ice has finally thawed. We have had many laughs, trials and tribulations, and I enjoyed working with you.

& # 39; Without your hard work we would never have had the unsung heroes, the pros and coaches, including Karen Barber, without our hard work, I greet and applaud you.

& # 39; I'm terrified and excited to announce that I will debut my one-man program at the Crazy Coqs in Zedel in January and February next year.

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& # 39; So if you want to find out more about me, because I am like an onion, I have many layers and if you cut me, I will make you cry.

& # 39; Then book tickets, because I promise it will be an evening you won't soon forget. & # 39;

Awkward: the TV personality referred to his & # 39; controversies & # 39; in the clip, after rumor that he left the show after his dispute with Gemma Collins

Awkward: the TV personality referred to his & # 39; controversies & # 39; in the clip, after rumor that he left the show after his dispute with Gemma Collins

Awkward: the TV personality referred to his & # 39; controversies & # 39; in the clip, after rumor that he left the show after his dispute with Gemma Collins

& # 39; It is because of you that I never writhed or shrunk to serve the truth. & # 39;

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Jason insisted that his time in the show was not just sailing, because he said that in addition to the good times she also & # 39; tests and tests & # 39; goods.

& # 39; Holly, Phil, Jane and Chris we made something we can be really proud of after the ice has finally thawed. We have had many laughs, trials and tribulations, and I have enjoyed working with you. & # 39;

He also discussed his former rivalry with head coach Karen Barber. In 2011, the duo received a blow when Karen insisted that a participant was marked too low.

Come and blow: he also hit his former rivalry with head coach Karen Barber. In 2011, the duo received a blow when Karen insisted that a participant was marked too low

Come and blow: he also hit his former rivalry with head coach Karen Barber. In 2011, the duo received a blow when Karen insisted that a participant was marked too low

Come and blow: he also hit his former rivalry with head coach Karen Barber. In 2011, the duo received a blow when Karen insisted that a participant was marked too low

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Jason was known for his sour tongue and said: & # 39; if your opinion mattered, you would still be in the panel & # 39 ;, referring to her move from judge to coach.

Jason escaped with only a warning from producers after more than 3,000 viewers complained about his attack on head coach Karen.

& # 39; Without your hard work we would never have had the unsung heroes, the pros and coaches, including Karen Barber, without our hard work, I greet and applaud you.

Strong words: Jason was known for his sour tongue and said: & # 39; if your opinion mattered, you would still be in the panel & # 39 ;, referring to her move from judge to coach

Strong words: Jason was known for his sour tongue and said: & # 39; if your opinion mattered, you would still be in the panel & # 39 ;, referring to her move from judge to coach

Strong words: Jason was known for his sour tongue and said: & # 39; if your opinion mattered, you would still be in the panel & # 39 ;, referring to her move from judge to coach

There were rumors that the judge was looking for the replacement of Jason, after a series of rows with participant Gemma Collins last year.

An insider told The sun newspaper: & # 39; After the lines with Gemma last year, producers started asking quiet questions about possible substitutes. & # 39;

In March he apologized for comparing her to a refrigerator and insisted that he didn't realize that his comment had caused such a kickback.

He said: & # 39; Ignorance is bliss, I know nothing about this. I don't participate in social media like that.

& # 39; It is something that I find being enlarged and distorted and people jumping on a cart. You can't really buy anything from it. & # 39;

When he was told that his comments had been interpreted as fat-shaming, he added: & oh, no. If people take it that way, I'm really sorry. It was a way to spread all the tension and to oversee the situation. & # 39;

Gemma had hit Jason earlier because he had bullied her & # 39; because of his comment and announced that she would not be at the final because she did not want him & # 39; anywhere near & # 39; belonged to him.

Earlier this month, the TOWIE star, 38, said she & # 39; great news & # 39; finds that the judge of the BBC figure skating competition may not be back for the next series, after their spit during her run in the show earlier this year.

Don't Forgive, Don't Forget: Earlier this month, the TOWIE star, 38, said she thought it & # 39; great news & # 39; is, the judge of the BBC figure skating competition may not be back for the next series

Don't Forgive, Don't Forget: Earlier this month, the TOWIE star, 38, said she thought it & # 39; great news & # 39; is, the judge of the BBC figure skating competition may not be back for the next series

Don't Forgive, Don't Forget: Earlier this month, the TOWIE star, 38, said she thought it & # 39; great news & # 39; is, the judge of the BBC figure skating competition may not be back for the next series

The Essex diva did not hold back when she questioned Jason, who compared her famously to a fridge.

The Diva Forever star appeared on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday and said: & # 39; Hallelujah! Let's face it, he only works on TV twice a year.

& # 39; I think he does Dancing On Ice and Panto. Would we miss him next year? Not really.

& # 39; People are watching this and are probably thinking: & # 39; Oh, she's a little strong & # 39; but you can criticize someone, but you don't have to become personal.

She continued: Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the Diva Forever star said: & # 39; Hallelujah! Let's face it, he only works on TV twice a year

She continued: Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the Diva Forever star said: & # 39; Hallelujah! Let's face it, he only works on TV twice a year

She continued: Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the Diva Forever star said: & # 39; Hallelujah! Let's face it, he only works on TV twice a year

& # 39; Especially now with mental health and bullying. So yes, hallelujah. My show starts tonight, Jason Gardiner is not coming back. Hallelujah. & # 39;

Jason has rarely restrained and focused on fellow celebrities both during and outside the show, before fueling a feud with Gemma he hit Cheryl & # 39; s dance experience.

The judge noted the dance background of the 35-year-old singer & # 39; doubtful & # 39; during an interview with the Mirror in December 2018.

& # 39; Questionable & # 39 ;: Jason has rarely held back and focused on fellow celebrities both during and outside the show, including Cheryl after slamming her dance experience

& # 39; Questionable & # 39 ;: Jason has rarely held back and focused on fellow celebrities both during and outside the show, including Cheryl after slamming her dance experience

& # 39; Questionable & # 39 ;: Jason has rarely held back and focused on fellow celebrities both during and outside the show, including Cheryl after slamming her dance experience

In the interview, Jason questioned Cheryl's earlier dance experience as to whether it qualified her to be on the panel.

He said: & # 39; The jury members about that are also questionable … what is her dance background? Where is her dance background?

& # 39; She went to the Royal Ballet School that you pay for, an unusually high amount because mom and dad just want to drop you off for the holidays somewhere. & # 39;

In 2013, the choreographer told Lauren Goodger and her partner Michael Zenezini that their performance & all the sensuality of a walrus on ice & # 39; had.

Conflict: in 2013, the choreographer told Lauren Goodger and her partner Michael Zenezini that their performance had all the sensuality of a walrus on ice & # 39;

Conflict: in 2013, the choreographer told Lauren Goodger and her partner Michael Zenezini that their performance had all the sensuality of a walrus on ice & # 39;

Conflict: in 2013, the choreographer told Lauren Goodger and her partner Michael Zenezini that their performance had all the sensuality of a walrus on ice & # 39;

Jason said: & # 39; There was no connection, no heart. There was no sensuality … it had the sensuality of a walrus on ice. & # 39;

Years earlier in 2010, Dancing on Ice faced bullying after Olympic athlete Sharron Davies was told she looked like & # 39; fecal matter & # 39; by Jason.

For the thematic show from the 70s, Miss Davies and her instructor Pavel Aubrecht danced on Carole King's hit & # 39; s got you a friend & # 39 ;.

Spat: Years earlier in 2010, Dancing on Ice faced bullying after Olympic athlete Sharron Davies was told she looked like & # 39; fecal matter & # 39; by Jason

Spat: Years earlier in 2010, Dancing on Ice faced bullying after Olympic athlete Sharron Davies was told she looked like & # 39; fecal matter & # 39; by Jason

Spat: Years earlier in 2010, Dancing on Ice faced bullying after Olympic athlete Sharron Davies was told she looked like & # 39; fecal matter & # 39; by Jason

But while the other four panel members praised her performance, Judge Jason gave a devastating criticism of Miss Davies' outfit – a sparkling brown leotard.

He said to her: & # 39; You look like fecal matter that does not wash away, that goes round and round but goes nowhere. & # 39;

The Mediawatch campaign group condemned its comments about the show that were broadcast around 8 p.m.

It is not confirmed who Jason will replace on the jury committee.

Not sure: it is not confirmed who Jason will replace in the jury

Not sure: it is not confirmed who Jason will replace in the jury

Not sure: it is not confirmed who Jason will replace in the jury

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