Dancing on Ice bosses reportedly gave Jason Gardiner a mid-show telling-off for his cheeky comments about Todd Carty.
The Aussie judge also revealed lawyers were called in after he told the ex-EastEnder: “You look like and move like you have c****** yourself.”
Jason, 37, told The Sun: “I was stunned producers reacted that way. We went to a break and a runner took me upstairs and they were up in arms over it. There was a barrage of lawyers there. I can’t believe you can’t say ‘crap’ on TV. It’s laughable.”
“They told me, ‘Don’t do it again’. If I offended anyone I apologise, but it’s what his performance looked like to me.”
An ITV spokeswoman confirmed: “Jason briefly used unsuitable language.”
Todd, 45, got the lowest marks from judges on the first Dancing On Ice show.
Jason said: “I’m not offended by Todd, he’s great comedy. But I’m not going to jump on the John Sergeant bandwagon. I just want him to sort himself out.”