Jason Gardiner is now a eco-friendly farmer
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 January 2021
Former 'Dancing On Ice' judge Jason Gardiner is now an eco-friendly farmer in Portugal
Jason Gardiner is now an eco-friendly farmer.
The former 'Dancing On Ice' judge – who quit the show just over a year ago – is now living in Portugal and describes himself as a Nomadic Permaculture Designer.
The 49-year-old choreographer – who was known as Mr Nasty on the show for his sharp tongue when giving critique to the celebrities – has taken a biodiversity and sustainability course.
However, he is also using Cameo – a video-sharing website where he sends videos to fans in exchange for money. For £15, fans can be sent a video of him doing gymnastics, whilst a payment of £8.24 is made in exchange for a chat online, The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column reports.
Meanwhile, Jason previously revealed he is "happier" since leaving 'Dancing On Ice'.
Responding to a fan on Twitter who called on bosses to bring him back, Jason tweeted: "Thank you Brian but I'm happier than I've been in years because I'm not doing @dancingonice x (sic)"
Jason previously hit out at show bosses and claimed they did "nothing" to protect him after he was targeted by Gemma Collins' fans following her accusation live on the show that he had been "selling stories" about her, an allegation he insisted was untrue.
He said: "When push comes to shove, they hung me out to dry. After Gemma made that allegation, I had so much abuse because all of her social media followers are cut from the same cloth – vile people. One person threatened to throw acid in my face in the street. But ITV did absolutely nothing.
"So I did consult my lawyers, who told me I had a good case. The next week, an hour before the show, three of the top brass marched into my dressing room and demanded to know if I was going to sue Gemma. They made me feel as if it was all my fault and I would be the one to pay. The threat was that I would be 'in a difficult position' and that they would have to speak to their legal team to confirm if I could continue on the show. I don't know if the aim was to scare me into backing down, but it worked. I was absolutely traumatised, and I did agree to drop the lawsuit.
"Through all of this, not one person asked if I was OK. And after that everything was soured."