DANCING On Ice professional skater Sylvain Longchambon took a huge swipe at ex judge Jason Gardiner.
The personality has been skating on the show since 2011 and claimed that there's no more 'nastiness' on the panel since the choreographer departed the ITV show.
Sylvain, 42, is currently partnered with Mollie Gallagher on the ITV dancing competition.
The French ice skater recently opened up in a new interview with Betway where he opened up on his time on Dancing On Ice.
When speaking of the impact the former judge had on the panel, he admitted the current crop of judges only give "positive criticism".
When asked if he thinks the judges are too critical, he said: "Not anymore since Jason Gardiner has left!
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"I think it’s always very positive criticism with the judges. There’s no nastiness, so they want you to improve, without making you feel like you have done something wrong.
"It’s always constructive and they want us to improve. It’s never personal, so I think those judges are really good."
"I think the judges are brilliant! Obviously with Ashley and Oti being dancers, they’ve been on reality shows.
"Oti was a pro on Strictly, so she knows how it works for the celebs and the pros. I think it’s great and obviously with Chris and Jayne, they know everything about ice skating and couples."
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He added: "I think it’s a perfect panel for the judges."
Jason shocked fans with his departure from the show in 2019, 13 years after making his first appearance as a judge on the ITV show.
In a video posted on his social media account at the time, Jason shared: "After all these years I feel it's time for me to say goodbye to my judging role and return to things I have been putting on hold and have been on the back burner for a while.
Following his infamous row with Gemma Collins in 2018, producers became concerned over the future of DOI, adding that ITV chiefs didn't want the show to be drawn into negative press and possible lawsuits over what some may have perceived as bullying remarks.
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