It was confirmed yesterday that Jason would be back for Dancing On Ice 2013 in the new year.
Jason's spokesman Simon Jones said today: “We can officially confirm that Jason Gardiner will be returning to Dancing on Ice in January!”
Jason himself later tweeted: "It's been hard to keep this quiet until it was official but YES Tweeps I'm back on @DOI. Thanks to all who have supported me all the way xx "
Louie Spence previously revealed he would not be returning for a second year on the panel.
Louie tweeted this week: “To all asking, no I won’t be judging @Dancingonice this year. Jason is back.”
ng On Ice', Promising He'll Be As Harsh As Ever
Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, Jason said he would be the same as always.
He revealed: "You have to give them tough love, it's the only way they are going to improve in the time that we've got... I can't be there and say they're absolutely brilliant."
Asked whether he was always this direct, or if it's a way he has become because of the way he was trained, Gardiner said: "Let me tell you something, the way I was taught was by the Russians - they are task masters.
"I am a walk in the park, I am a picnic on a summer's day with butterflies flying around in comparison to how I was trained. It's a tough world, it's an even tougher world to have a career and longevity in so you need to be toughened up. There's a lot of rejection and a lot of competition."
Dancing On Ice 2013 starts in January on ITV1.