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Dancing on Ice continues this Sunday on ITV, with contestants – including Happy Mondays’ Bez – taking part in Musical Week
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Bez is about to skate around the ice rink like a bat out of hell above Dancing on ice this weekend as he pays tribute to late rock legend Meat Loaf.
The dancer, 57 – whose real name is Mark Berry – made it through another week in the ITV skating competition, along with his professional partner Angela Egan, 35.
And for his next routine, Happy Monday members are set to fly off the ice riding a giant bat, with the self-proclaimed “waste skater” wearing leather clothing and a cyclist’s helmet.
The performance, which was part of the show’s Music Week, was taken from the Bat Out of Hell stage production and comes after Meat Loaf. died last month 74 years old.
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And last week, the producers said that Bez would probably be safer in the air than on ice.
An insider told us recently: “There are strict safety measures in place but Bez actually seems to be less at risk as he’s hovering in the air above a giant bat.”
They say the routine is “really fun”, with the percussionist reportedly always a fan of rocker music.
He rode a Harley Davidson while attending the premiere of the musical Bat Out of Hell with girlfriend Firouzeh Razavi in Manchester in 2017.
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He previously said: “When I was growing up, Bat Out of Hell was always on the pub jukebox so it brought back happy memories of my childhood.”
Bez wore a helmet throughout the latest series of Dancing on Ice as well as sports knee and elbow pads – in an attempt to soften any possible falls while on the ice.
He commented, “Because I’ve got all the pads, I’m about to come back.” He added: “But I’ve accepted that now, me and the tape don’t get along naturally.”
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They’ll be sliding along to Frankie Valli’s and Four Seasons’ song Beggin’ over the weekend, with the song already featured in the hit jukebox musical Jersey Boys.
Brendan previously talked about meeting Meat Loaf when the rocker performed on Seriously come to dance.
The dancer recalls: “When he came out on stage, he said to me: ‘Hey, you’re a bad boy… aren’t you?’ I will always remember this wonderful moment.”
Dancing on Ice continues ITV This Sunday from 6pm. You can update previous episodes through the ITV Hub.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dancing-ices-bez-set-float-26262664 Dancing on Ice's Bez prepares to 'float in the air on a giant bat' in memory of Meat Loaf