Gemma Collins Hits Out At Jason Gardiner And Stands Up For Herself During 'Dancing On Ice'

Gemma Collins isn't tolerating any criticism over her Dancing On Ice gig, as the reality stalwart hit out at one of the show's judges during the latest episode in true GC style.

The TOWIE star stood up for herself during Sunday night's episode of the ITV competition, accusing judge Jason Gardiner of "selling stories" on her as he critiqued her performance in the rink.

Australian choreographer Jason criticised Gemma's routine with Matt Evers to 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' as she channelled her inner Marilyn Monroe on the ice.

But her performance was awarded a low score of three out by Jason, and he added: "Gemma I know you were channelling Marilyn but we ended up with Anna Nicole Smith.

Jason criticised Gemma's routine on the ice. Credit: ITV
Jason criticised Gemma's routine on the ice. Credit: ITV

"That was because there wasn't any elegance. She's a woman that's in control of her femininity, you were all over the place."

Jason continued: "You need to up the anti because we're not going to see any big lifts from you [and] we're not going to get any impressive moves."

But Gemma was having none of it, replying: "Can I just say one thing? Maybe if you didn't sell stories on me, maybe I wouldn't have been so upset this week. So take that. Boring. Next.

The reality star reiterated: "Don't sell stories on me. Don't sell stories on me. Please don't sell stories on me."

Gemma hit back at the judge. Credit: ITV
Gemma hit back at the judge. Credit: ITV

Trying to diffuse the tension between the pair, host Holly Willoughby quickly introduced the next act to the rink trying to make light of the situation.

Holly explained: "Well it is time for the final skating star of the night and it's our Pussycat Doll.

"Let's get the inside story as she skates to a song from West Side Story.

"Nobody sold that story that's for sure."

Holly and Phil tried to diffuse the situation. Credit: ITV
Holly and Phil tried to diffuse the situation. Credit: ITV

Gemma has been hitting the headlines in recent weeks over her Dancing On Ice appearance, and Jason slammed her as 'lazy' during a tabloid interview.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Dancing On Ice

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