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Dancing on Ice 2022: Bez from the Happy Mondays confirmed by ITV

Bez from the Happy Mondays is the second celebrity to be confirmed as a contestant on Dancing on Ice 2022.

Bez, famed for his maraca-shaking antics joins Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor who was confirmed earlier on Monday.

Bez broke the new to This Morning hosts and Dancing On Ice presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Monday’s instalment of the show.

The 57-year-old said: “At the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice. How I got picked I don’t know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me.

“I’m looking forward to learning a new skill and I can’t wait for the Christmas ice rinks again so I can get on there and really show off.”

On having to wear sequins and fake tan during his skates, Bez added: “This is going to be a whole new experience so you never know – I might quite grow to like it.”

His bandmate Shaun Ryder congratulated him in a pre-recorded video message, saying: “It’s a happy Monday. Hope it’s not a black and blue Monday.

“I’m here to wish you all the best and say good luck for Dancing On Ice. Make sure you keep those maracas warm because it can get a bit cold. So call the cops, good luck bro.”

Coronation Street confirmed as first Dancing on Ice celebrity

Earlier on Monday, Corrie actress Dynevor was announced as the first celebrity skater taking part in Dancing On Ice.

The 58-year-old is known to viewers as the ambitious Sally Webster in the long-running ITV soap, a part she has played since 1986.

Dynevor appeared on Lorraine to announce the news, saying: “This is a massive challenge. It really, really is.

“I’m not getting any younger. I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get so that when I’m old I can say ‘You know what? I gave it a go’.”

She added: “Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out, can I? And I’m so scared.”

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