I teach my sons how to stand up to bullies and how to deal with nasty comments.
I’m surprised that ITV have let Jason Gardiner back onto a gentle programme such as Dancing on Ice.
Were the ratings that poor that they needed to command press interest by reintroducing someone so clearly lacking in intelligence?
Dancing on Ice is a nice programme. A gentle viewing on a Sunday evening. They’re not competing with any other major shows so why do they need to court controversy?
I role play with my children how to react to name calling and load them with phrases such as ‘you’re too stupid to even know my name so don’t even bother speaking to me” and similar, and had someone said they looked like they had the appeal of a walrus, I’d have been proud of any cutting put down they’d have delivered.
I’ve always said to my boys that people who name call, swear and use degrading comments are stupid, and that they’re clearly not intelligent enough to add in appropriate adjectives and therefore aren’t worthy of head space.
If Mr Gardiner cannot express himself in any other way than to call people names, then he too is just as stupid.
ITV, you didn’t need to bring back someone like this, and while he may be right in saying Lauren Goodger was lacking in sex appeal, I hope I’d have been able to enunciate it better than him.