After being forced to drop out of the next Dancing on Ice live show, Happy Mondays champ Bez has found a characteristically novel way to practise in the meantime.
The musician, 57 – real name Mark Berry – tested positive for coronavirus and is subsequently isolating at home, but should be back on the rink in time for his next scheduled performance on January 30.
However, being unable to skate hasn’t stopped him from rehearsing at home.
‘I’m isolating in my cottage right, so I’ve got these fluffy socks on and I’m sliding about on the lino in the bathroom and I’ve got this big full length mirror I’m looking in, so I’m still practising my balance and not falling over,’ he told The Sun.
‘I’m just desperate to get back out there, you know what I mean?’
While the star tested positive for the virus, he assured that he hasn’t had any symptoms so far.
‘I’m 100 per cent fine and I’m sending love to anyone who has COVID with bad symptoms,’ he said.
‘I just feel so relieved that ITV’s testing process is so stringent because otherwise I wouldn’t know I’d had it, you know what I mean?
‘I’m juicing, juicing, juicing with my cold press juice machine, it sounds like a combine harvester, but I’m doing that for vitamin C to beat this, and apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper.’
An ITV spokeswoman said: ‘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.’
Bez made it through to another week on Dancing on Ice after the first episode, with Lorraine showbiz reporter Ria Hebden landing in the first skate-off of the series, with her opponent to be named this coming Sunday.
Elsewhere, Rachel Stevens has been forced to pull out of her first live show after suffering an injury in training.
Dancing on Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.