Bez, the ‘Gutted’ Happy Mondays’ star, tests positive for COVID-19 on Dancing On Ice 2022.
Bez, the star of Happy Mondays, has been left ‘gutted’ after testing positive for COVID-19 just one day after making his Dancing On Ice debut.
Despite finishing last on the leaderboard, Mark Berry, better known as Bez, 57, avoided the skate-off with his ridiculous watermelon and maracas-themed routine during Sunday’s launch show.
‘I got a positive test,’ the dancer told the Daily Star.
I’m disappointed because I’ll be missing training, but I’m excited to return to the show for Week Three, and I’ll be watching from home and cheering on my friends who are skating this weekend.’
‘We have stringent protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all our contributors and staff, which are routinely monitored and updated to reflect the current guidelines,’ an ITV spokesman told MailOnline.
In two weeks, Bez will skate on the show again.
The second group of six celebrities will take to the ice on Sunday’s show.
People infected with COVID-19 in England can now end their self-isolation after five days if they test negative and do not have a temperature on days five and six.
Individuals who are still positive on their rapid lateral flow tests must remain isolated until they have had two consecutive negative tests on different days.
Joe-Warren Plant, Vanessa Bauer, and Rufus Hound were eliminated from the series last year after testing positive for COVID-19.
Bez arrived on a pair of giant maracas, wearing a crash helmet, for a fun-filled routine with pro skater Angela Egan.
Shaun Ryder, Bez’s friend and bandmate, drove onto the rink in a flame-covered ice esurfacer to support him during the show.
Despite the fact that the judges gave Bez only 12.5 out of 40 points for his eccentric routine, he finished at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Ashley Banjo gave him 3 points, new judge Oti Mabuse gave him 3.5 points, and both Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean gave him 3 points.
Following the scores, Phillip told Bez that he was the “only person we’ve had come out onto the ice wearing a crash helmet,” adding, “Because we’re protecting your melon man.”
Bez joked about protecting his manhood from a fall when asked how much padding he was wearing.
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