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Kieron Richardson: 'I'm not a pillock'

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Kieron Richardson

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Dancing On Ice star Kieron Richardson has hit back at Jason Gardiner following reports that the outspoken judge had branded him a "pillock".

Yesterday, a tabloid claimed that Gardiner had used the insult to describe both Richardson and Gary Lucy as he discussed their chances of triumphing over Hayley Tamaddon in Sunday's final.

The choreographer was quoted as saying: "With those pillocks, do we need to even rock up on Sunday? Can we just give Hayley the crown and go home?"

However, writing on Twitter in response to the jibe, Richardson remarked: "Everyone ignore what is in the paper, can't wait for Sunday - it's not over 'til it's over. Me and Gary aren't pillocks we are finalists, end of."

Meanwhile, on his own Twitter page, Gardiner attempted to distance himself from the remarks while maintaining that Tamaddon's rivals are unimpressive.

He wrote: "The press sensationalise everything to make a better story. Kieron has great energy but that's it. Gary is dull. Hayley is best by far."

The Dancing On Ice final airs on Sunday at 7.45pm on ITV1.

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