Gemma Collins hits out at Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner for body shaming ...

An eventful month came to an end on Sunday evening as Gemma Collins became the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice. 

And the TV personality has signed off by hitting out at acid-tongued judge Jason Gardiner for fat-shaming her as she laboured to keep up with consistently better skaters on the hit show. 

Appearing on Monday's edition of This Morning, she admitted the Australian dancer's constant barbs as he attempted to critique her performance prompted their memorable one-air spat. 

Hitting out: Gemma Collins has criticised acid-tongued judge Jason Gardiner for fat-shaming her as she laboured to keep up with consistently better skaters on Dancing On Ice

Hitting out: Gemma Collins has criticised acid-tongued judge Jason Gardiner for fat-shaming her as she laboured to keep up with consistently better skaters on Dancing On Ice

Adopting a conciliatory stance towards Gardiner, her most outspoken critic, she said:  'He is there to do a job after all. It’s just when he body shamed me, the first form of defense is attack. 

'He body shamed me so I went on the defensive. I would have been loved to have been spun around for a count of eight, but I couldn’t. 

'When he said I wouldn’t be able to be lifted - yeah, we know that Jason, no need to say it.'

Looking back: Appearing on Monday's edition of This Morning, she admitted the Australian dancer's constant barbs prompted their memorable one-air spat

Looking back: Appearing on Monday's edition of This Morning, she admitted the Australian dancer's constant barbs prompted their memorable one-air spat

Outspoken: Gardiner was Gemma's biggest critic during her time on the talent show 

Outspoken: Gardiner was Gemma's biggest critic during her time on the talent show 

Opening up: 'He is there to do a job after all. It’s just when he body shamed me, the first form of defense is attack,' she told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby

Opening up: 'He is there to do a job after all. It’s just when he body shamed me, the first form of defense is attack,' she told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby

Opening up: 'He is there to do a job after all. It’s just when he body shamed me, the first form of defense is attack,' she told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby 

Looking back: The TV personality spoke out the morning after her elimination from the popular celebrity talent show  

Looking back: The TV personality spoke out the morning after her elimination from the popular celebrity talent show  

While openly relieved that her time on the show has come to an end, Gemma admitted there were positives to be taken from her month on the ice. 

Reflecting on on her working relationship with professional skater Matt Evers, she revealed their gruelling daily rehearsals has kick-started a new fitness regime - and helped her lose weight.  

'I didn’t realise I was so unfit, but I came out and said I’ll give it a go,' she explained. 'I won’t skate anymore but I will one hundred percent keep up with the fitness. I feel so much better. 

Happy it's over: While openly relieved that her time on the show has come to an end, Gemma admitted there were positives to be taken from her month on the ice

Happy it's over: While openly relieved that her time on the show has come to an end, Gemma admitted there were positives to be taken from her month on the ice

Fit and healthy: Reflecting on on her working relationship with professional skater Matt Evers, she revealed their gruelling daily rehearsals has kick-started a new fitness regime - and helped her lose weight 

Fit and healthy: Reflecting on on her working relationship with professional skater Matt Evers, she revealed their gruelling daily rehearsals has kick-started a new fitness regime - and helped her lose weight 

'I had three tyres around my middle and they’ve gone. I've lost two and a half stone, it just doesn’t go off my face.' 

She added: 'I can tie my shoes now. I'm just feeling fit, climbing the stairs and feeling OK. I might take to the rink once a week, but for fun.' 

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