John Barrowman replaces Jason Gardiner as a judge on 'Dancing on Ice'

The singer and actor will join Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo


Words: Steve Brown

John Barrowman will be replacing Jason Gardiner as a judge on Dancing on Ice.

The singer and actor competed on the first ever series of the popular ITV show back in 2006 and finished fourth on the show.

It was announced earlier this year that long-running judge Jason Gardiner had quit from the show in order to pursue other projects and fans speculated who will be taking his place alongside Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo.

Barrowman said: “I am so excited to be returning to the Dancing on Ice family.

“Unlike most I have been through the rigorous task of skating live as a contestant in the first series.

“This is a thrilling adventure for me, and I hope to bring a fresh, fun and fabulous angle to the judging panel.”

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"John's quick wit, inimitable talent and all round fabulous personality make him the perfect addition to Dancing on Ice's all star panel," ITV's Head of Entertainment Commissioning Katie Rawcliffe added.

"We're looking forward to seeing him bring his own brand of sparkle to the show."