The duo were reunited on the judging panel this year, despite falling out publicly in 2011, and Barber revealed that the duo have not bonded or grown closer during filming for the current series.
"We don't really do off set because we rehearse the show, then we walk away and we do hair and make-up and come back for the live show," she told This Morning.
"I'm focusing on what's happening in front of me - and it's just that knee jerk reaction to him sometimes! And afterwards you think 'Ok' and the next day arrives and we go back into the next week... but we don't have time to socialise with each other, that would be awkward!"
When asked for her comments on Gardiner, she said: "He's an interesting personality, let's say that! He has his funny side, »
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