Dancing on Ice contestant Roxanne Pallett has launched a scathing attack on show judge Jason Gardiner after he said she left him ‘numb’.

Gardiner had accused the Emmerdale star of having ‘attitude’ after she pleaded with him to give her and the other skating celebs a break.

However Roxanne told The Sun, “If he thinks that’s attitude he’s had a very sheltered life. That’s not attitude – that’s not even half of attitude.”

“It is upsetting and discouraging when you get comments like that because I’m trying so hard. I’m not a skater or gymnast or dancer – I’m an actress.”

The 26-year-old added that she respected the fact Jason took his skating choreography very seriously.

“Jason’s a perfectionist with choreography and I respect that because I’m a perfectionist with my acting,” she told the paper.

“But It does feel really deflating when you get a negative comment because you take it to heart.”

Nine contestants remain in the current series of Dancing On Ice, with one more due to be hang up their skates for good this Sunday. Melinda Messenger – who has survived the skate-off twice – is the bookies’ favourite to get the boot.