‘Pamela made mistakes,’ says Karen, 51. ‘If you’re in the skate off it doesn’t matter who you are, the best person wins. She made mistakes and was voted out. It’s a very honest show.
‘I thought Pam had a lot to give. But then again so did Keith. He was great and was very entertaining.’
Karen also let slip her top tips for who to watch out for on the ice.
‘Judging by the early stages of the show I have a sneaky feeling about Beth, Gareth and Matt – they’re my top three,’ she says. ‘And I think Luke is a dark horse.
‘But as the series continues that might change because people progress at different rates. It depends on how people warm to the contestants.
Will people warm to a politician like Oona? Are there TOWIE fans who watch Dancing On Ice and will vote for Lauren? In the early weeks people vote for personalities. As we get nearer to the final they vote for people who can skate and entertain.’
Dancing on Ice is on ITV1 on Sundays.
To check out our guide to who’s taking part in this year’s series of Dancing on Ice, click here: http://www.womansown.co.uk/?p=13700