Bez from Gogglebox says he’d ‘love’ to do Strictly since he doesn’t believe he has an unfair advantage.


Bez from Gogglebox says he’d ‘love’ to do Strictly since he doesn’t believe he has an unfair advantage.

Bez from HAPPY MONDAYS has put out feelers to BBC management, stating that he would be delighted to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.

Bez, the musician, has claimed that despite his famed dance routines, he isn’t very good on the dance floor. The Happy Mondays actor has hinted that learning from a professional dancer would be a dream come true for him.

I can’t really dance, so I do The Bez Dance instead.


Bez, whose real name is Mark Berry, 57, rose to popularity in the 1980s as a member of the rock bands Happy Mondays and Black Grape before embarking on a world tour.

Bez became well-known in the music business for his signature “Bez Dance” in the group’s music videos, as well as appearances at festivals like Glastonbury.

The Bolton-born drummer made an appearance on Lorraine Kelly’s self-titled ITV show today to talk about his new music and perform vocals on a dance track.

Bez told the Scottish presenter that the album was a “tribute” to his tenth anniversary of appearing at Glastonbury, which was postponed for two years due to the epidemic.

While Bez may have been a member of one of the most popular bands of the time, Lorraine pointed out that music production isn’t his only skill.

“Would you ever do Strictly Come Dancing?” she questioned the star.

“It wouldn’t be fair because you’re so skilled at what you do, you’d have the upper hand!”

“Well, I would love to do that show,” Bez responded when asked if he had more experience than previous Strictly contestants.

Kelly, 61, said, “I believe you’d be amazing on that.”

“Sure, yeah, because I can’t truly dance, I just perform The Bez Dance,” Bez shared his ideas.

“You have your very own dance, I mean look at that,” she said while seeing a video of Bez performing in a Happy Mondays music video.

While the Happy Mondays’ lineup has fluctuated over the years, Lorraine noticed that Bez seems to have “finished” the band.

“I mean, honestly, you are such an important part of that band [Happy Mondays] — it wouldn’t have been the same without you, it just wouldn’t have been the same,” she remarked.

“It was Tony who suggested I join the band, and it has entirely changed my life,” he stated. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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