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Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner has admitted to Digital Spy that he was shocked when producers asked him to return to the show. Gardiner was replaced by Louie Spence for the 2011 series, but after a drop in ratings, the Australian choreographer was recalled. Watch our interview with the Dancing on Ice judges: Speaking about the phonecall, Gardiner said: "I thought it was a joke. I really did. I thought it was someone trying to wind me up." He also promised that he wouldn't tone down his usual caustic remarks with the contestants. "I just call it as I see it," he said. "You know what to expect!" The judge will be joined on this year's panel by Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, Robin Cousins (more) »


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