Dancing On Ice 2013: the judges

by Kathy Saunders - Sunday January 06, 2013 - 18h00

With "The X Factor" all sung out and "Strictly" wrapped up like a late Christmas present, we know the reality TV hole in your life needs feeling but fear not, "Dancing on Ice" is back, TONIGHT.

The judges

There will be a few familiar faces including everyone's favourite Aussie, Jason Gardiner, the straight talking judge who adds some spice to the panel. With a career spanning back more than two decades in the entertainment industry and having worked with some of the biggest names in showbiz including Kylie and Cher, he definitely knows his stuff.

Karen and Robin are back on the panel

Karen Barber will also be back for another series but instead of coaching the contestants like she was last year she will be back on the panel again. The frost-loving Mancunian was a professional ice dancer for many years and competed in the Winter Olympics several times before retiring.

Robin Cousins is also back for another stint as head judge and with six years of experience on the show and a glittering figure skating and entertainment career behind him, we have no doubt he will know exactly what he is looking for.

And the new judge...

The show will also be featuring the newest addition to the judging panel, ex-Pussy Cat Doll Ashley Roberts. The charismatic American was a runner up in the last series of "I'm a Celebrity" and is an all round entertainer. Karen, as always, looked dazzling in her white ensemble with a chic up-do and Ashley made a great first impression on us with her pretty-in-pink number.

Get ready for a line-up of judges who know a heart melting routine when they see one and a bunch of glitzy contestants you are certainly in for a treat.

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<span><span>Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts and Jason Gardiner ready to kick off "Dancing on Ice 2013" at The London Television Centre on 3 January 2013 in London.</span></span>

Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts and Jason Gardiner ready to kick off "Dancing on Ice 2013" at The London Television Centre on 3 January 2013 in London.

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