Another day and another update to the Jason Gardiner vs Karen Barber fight.
Today rumours are circulating that the “bitchy judge” was apparently furious after being forced by Dancing On Ice bosses to apologise to Karen. He had to utter the “S” word after asking the head coach and formal panelist on Sunday who would listen to what she had to say.
Following the results show Twitter and fan forums were inundated with angry viewers demanding he apologise. Ofcom also received complaints forcing Philip Schofield to defend Jason.
A source told the Daily Mail: “Jason was furious he had been made to apologise.
“He kept saying: `Everyone in Britain has gone PC mad. Everyone in the UK is so scared of being offended, it’s going to get to the point where you won’t be able to say anything on TV at all’.”
And despite ITV receiving over 3000 complaints regarding the incident Jason has been assured he will not lose his job.
He wrote on his Twitter page: “Thank you to all of you who have sent me kind support during this rather precarious time.
“But there are others who are very disturbed indeed.”
A spokesperson confirmed: “Jason has been spoken to by producers and that is the end of the matter.”
However, ITV1 executives reportedly didn’t hesitate to reprimand the judge, and told him his behaviour was “completely out of order”.