Dancing on Ice champion to leave first?
'Dancing on Ice' judges Karen Barber and Robin Cousins believes the champion of the series could be the first to leave
The strongest 'Dancing on Ice' champion could get the boot in the first week.
The ITV skating show will see the previous winners take part in the last ever series in a bid to be crowned the ultimate champion, but judge Karen Barber fears the best contestant could leave the programme early on as the first two weeks is down to the public.
Speaking on 'This Morning' today (02.01.14), she said: "It's such a lottery the first two weeks because the public vote is very random and a lot of them have great tricks and are thinking of saving them for week two or three and I'm saying, 'You might not be here, so everything you've got put it in week one'..."
Fellow judge Robin Cousins added: "One of our strongest champions could be the first to leave!"
Meanwhile, bitchy panellist Jason Gardener will fly into the UK tomorrow (03.01.14) ready for the new series and it appears his feud with Karen is still very much alive.
Karen joked: "He's in a box somewhere and I've got the key! No, he's flying in and returning tomorrow..."
Former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts will also return to the judging panel this year and is looking forward to working alongside her fellow co-stars.
However, Karen believes all four of them will have a difficult time this year as there will be some decent skaters taking part, including Suzanne Shaw, Jorgie Porter and Ray Quinn.
She added: "For us, it will be a tough year for us judges..."
'Dancing on Ice' will return to screens on January 14.