Karen Barber 'anxious' about seeing Jason Gardiner
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 February 2011
'Dancing on Ice' head coach Karen Gardiner has revealed she is not looking forward to seeing Jason Gardiner tomorrow (13.02.11) for the first time since their on air spat last week
Karen Barber is "anxious" about facing Jason Gardiner for the first time since their on air 'Dancing on Ice' spat last Sunday (06.02.11).
Acid-tongued judge Jason sparked fury after telling the ice-skating expert - who was dropped from the judging panel for this series - that her opinions didn't matter and Karen admitted she is worried about seeing him tomorrow (13.02.11) but is determined to move on from the controversy.
She told the Daily Mirror: "I am a bit anxious. I know I can stand up for myself but I don't want a repeat and I hope we can move on from this.
"I haven't spoken to Jason since but I trust producers to do the right thing and prepare me and Jason so we don't fall into something like last week."
Although she was shocked by the incident Karen revealed there are some positives to it, including the discovery - when she went over to confront Jason - that she can stand up for herself.
She explained: "It wasn't planned, just an instant reaction. I'm glad I didn't lose my temper and was surprised to find out that I'm really a very strong person.
"I don't regret it. You don't have to take things like that. You either curl up in a ball or you stand up for yourself."