Dancing On Ice's Bez can't get enough of show despite multiple falls and injuries
Happy Mondays star Bez can't get enough of Dancing On Ice - despite multiple falls and injuries.
The percussionist has made no secret of the fact he isn't the smoothest skater in the world - and he recently revealed he even wears a special helmet whilst on the ice to stop him from injuring himself.
But that doesn't stop him from throwing himself into training completely ahead of the show starting this weekend. Bez says he "looks forward" to training every day, despite having some "spectacular falls", as he admits he has "loved every moment" on the show so far.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press, he said: "I've actually loved the training. I wake up every day looking forward to getting out there on the ice. I've got a great dancing partner and honestly, it's been so much fun to do."
He can see himself making a huge improvement on the ice, which is only adding to his "great experience".
"And I've improved because when I first got on that ice, I couldn't skate whatsoever and now I can't believe what I'm actually doing," he added, "It's been a great experience and I've loved every moment of it."
Bez joked he had only fallen over one time yesterday, meaning he was making a big improvement.
He shared: "I've been doing some spectacular falls, crashing into the ice. But I wear a helmet so nothing too serious. I've actually got a little bit better this week. I only fell over once yesterday, so I am improving."
The Mirror exclusively obtained footage of Bez's most recent horror fall, which sent his helmet flying off his head.
Even host Phillip Schofield has seen some footage of the fall.
He said: "You have a rink that is full of essentially blades and we know how dangerous they can be and how deeply they can cut and how sharp they are. I’ve just watched a video of Bez on his second day fall over backwards so hard that his helmet flew off.
"Dancing On Ice is really dangerous. They really all risk everything for it. We’ve seen in the past that people do get hurt and of course you want to avoid that at all cost. I think we will be wrapping Bez up in bubble wrap that’s for sure."
*The new series of Dancing On Ice starts at 6.30pm on Sunday 16th December on ITV.