Ashley Banjo is ‘unimpressed,’ and Dancing on Ice’s John Barrowman has been fired.
After being fired from the hit ITV show due to allegations of ‘lewd behavior’ while filming Doctor Who, Judge Ashley Banjo says his pal Barrowman ‘will be missed.’
Ashley Banjo, a judge on Dance On Ice, isn’t pleased with his co-star John Barrowman’s departure from the show.
Over allegations of lewd behavior while filming the BBC’s Doctor Who and its spin-off show Torchwood, John was removed from the judging panel.
The 54-year-old entertainer is leaving ITV to host a brand new primetime show called All Star Musicals.
“I’m very sad to see John leave the show,” Banjo said to Brinkwire on Sunday.
I’ll miss him.
‘You will be missed, John,’ I wrote in a small note to him.
“I did it because we’re all human at the end of the day.”
“It’s not about showbiz for me; it’s about human relationships,” she says.
“When I heard he wasn’t going to be there all of a sudden, I wanted to reach out and make sure he was okay,” he continued.
That’s all there is to it.”
And Ashley intends to remain friends with him.
“John has a lot of energy,” he continued.
He was always respectful to me.
I’m confident he’ll go on to greater and better things.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to catch up soon.” Arlene Phillips is rumored to be taking his place, but Ashley insists he has no idea who will be sitting next to him when the show returns in January.
“I’m not sure,” he said.
“Perhaps it’s Arlene,” says the narrator.
I adore her, so if she was the one, I’d be overjoyed.
“I’d like to be someone who shakes things up a little.”
I used to be that person.
“I’m looking for someone who will take a slight left turn.”
“We thank John Barrowman for two fantastic years on the Dancing On Ice panel and are delighted to be working with him again as host of the upcoming All Star Musicals specials,” an ITV spokesperson said.