‘I will be the judge I have been from day one and will call it as I see it,’ says Jason. ‘I challenge the contestants so they become great. There is a method in my meanness. I’m not here to patronise everybody.’
Jason famously left the show after an on-air spat with coach Karen Barber in 2011 and was replaced by Louie Spence, who along with Katarina Witt, will not be rejoining the show.
‘There are some things that I wish didn’t play out in front of 10 million but, hey, it’s live TV and these things happen,’ says Jason. ‘Things can go amiss sometimes. But I don’t regret anything. You only regret the things you don’t do in life and I do most of them!’
Dancing on Ice will return in January 6…