05/03/2019 16:44 GMT | Updated 05/03/2019 17:41 GMT

Gemma Collins Brands Dancing On Ice's Jason Gardiner A 'Bully' After Latest Comments

She's said she "won't be anywhere near" him, ahead of this year's live final.

Gemma Collins has reignited her feud with Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner, following his latest comments about her on This Morning.

On Tuesday, Gemma was the topic of conversation when Jason was interviewed by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, specifically her upcoming return to the ice.

When she was referred to by her alter-ego The GC, Jason – who came to blows with the former TOWIE star during her time on Dancing On Ice – played coy, commenting he thought that was the name of a “refrigerator”.

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Jason Gardiner on This Morning

Many media outlets then ran headlines suggesting Jason had “compared Gemma to a fridge”, prompting a response from her on Instagram.

“I’m really tired of being BULLIED by this man,” she wrote, sharing a screengrab of one such story, before going on to say: “I wish you would stop. It’s very very upsetting and hurtful... let it go Jason stop bullying me ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

“I won’t be bullied anymore making me feel uncomfortable to come back to the final on Sunday! I was looking forward to Sunday but won’t be anywhere near someone who’s BULLYING me.” 

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Gemma Collins and her skating partner Matt Evers

She added: “This is NOT ACCEPTABLE on any level comparing any human to an electrical appliance is not acceptable.”

It’s now unclear whether Gemma will return for the final, particularly after her skating partner Matt Evers tweeted: “There is no room for bullying in my world. None.”

Gemma then responded: “Thank you Matt such a shame I was looking forward to Sunday x I tried my best week after week.”

A spokesperson for Jason Gardiner had no comment when contacted by HuffPost UK. We have also contacted representatives for Dancing On Ice and Gemma Collins.

Earlier in the series, Gemma accused Jason of “selling stories” on her, after quotes from him were published in which he referred to her as “lazy”.

He was quick to shoot down her accusation, branding it “libellous” and “salacious”, while Gemma herself said she was compelled to speak out as she felt Jason had body-shamed her when he said we “weren’t going to get any big lifts” from her and skating partner Matt Evers.

Over the weekend, it was rumoured that Dancing On Ice bosses were fearful Gemma would miss the final as she was planning a holiday when training was due to take place, though she later insisted that this was not the case, saying she “wouldn’t miss [the final] for the world”.

We’ll have to wait until Sunday night to see if she actually makes it onto the ice…

Dancing On Ice concludes on Sunday night at 6pm on ITV, while This Morning airs every weekday from 10.30am.

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