EX-Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner revealed his bust-up with Gemma Collins left him mentally strained.
Jason, 47, says he is still hurt about his clash with Towie star Gemma two years ago, describing it as “traumatic”.
He consulted his lawyers after she accused him live on air of “selling stories” about her — a claim he vehemently denied.
Gemma also accused him of being a bully because he compared her to a refrigerator.
Their feud was then reignited when Gemma said “Hallelujah” after it was claimed he’d been axed from the show.
Jason, who left the series in 2019, said: “By the end the show was too toxic.
“I went through some very dark times after it all played out and I realised I wasn’t valued in any way, shape or form by ITV.”
Jason and Gemma’s clash resurfaced in the Dancing On Ice highlights show last weekend.
It also included his bust-ups with Benidorm actor Tim Healy, 69, and choreographer Karen Barber, 59.
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