Bald truth uncovered in morning TV jibe

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Phillip Schofield set the gossip mills turning when he told This Morning viewers that “magic stuff” was going on under Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner’s hat.

He sparked rumours that the acid-tongued judge had undergone a hair transplant after telling viewers of the ITV1 show there were “things going on under that hat”.

Schofield said: “There’s magic stuff going on under there but we can’t talk about it any more but there is.”

Gardiner is a controversial figure on the show.

He was caught up in an on- air spat last week when actor Tim Healy, the partner of contestant Denise Welch, stormed the stage to defend her.

Healy confronted Gardiner, telling him “She’s 52 and she’s got four jobs”, before Gardiner brushed him off.

Gardiner later used his Twitter page to accuse Healy of having bad breath.

Earlier in the series he caused a storm after a row with head coach and former judge Karen Barber.

Gardiner had told Barber “If your opinion still mattered, Karen, you would still be on the judging panel”.

The temperamental Australian later apologised.

Other comments include telling Chloe Madeley she had a “baboon bottom” and saying that ex-Neighbours star Craig McLachlan looked like he was performing with a “soiled nappy”.