Loose Women star Denise Welch has revealed she will never forgive controversial Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner for his comments during the show.
Welch and partner Matt Evers were voted off the show on Sunday, following a confrontation between Welch’s husband, Benidorm star Tim Healy, and Jason.
Healy jumped to his wife’s defence following Jason criticism of her performance, but was told by Gardiner he had bad breath.
Talking on Loose Women, Denise said about the moment Tim got up to defend her,” I nearly died… because I thought ‘he’s going to deck him’.
“He has got really protective over the last few weeks because he felt that Jason was being particularly mean to me. And I just said, listen, you know, Jason’s a friend off the ice… Some of the things he’s said today, he’s not my friend any more because I think he’s been particularly vicious and evil about Tim.
“Tim was protecting me and he just said it was instinctive.”
Tim called in to the show to explain his decision to defend his wife.
“I was sitting near the front… luckily I didn’t chin him.”
He also responded to Jasons remark about his bad breath saying, “I’d just nipped out for a fag. He obviously doesn’t smoke.”
Jason used Twitter to defend himself, saying, “Those who think I was rude to Tim Healy can shove it. He got in my face with breath that smelt of stale p*** n alcohol whilst I was talking.”
He added: “I’m not perfect but at least I have oral hygiene.”