I'm the worst skater that's ever been on Dancing On Ice – I should be in the skate-off, says Bez

DANCING on Ice star Bez has admitted that he is the "worst skater" who's ever taken part in the show.

The Happy Mondays legend, 57, made his debut on the ice at the weekend and took to Instagram to thank his fans for their support so far with a new video.

In the clip Bez – shaking his trademark maracas – said: "I can't believe it, I got through to another round of Dancing on Ice!

"How lucky am I? Well I'll tell you how lucky I am, I've got you lot all out there giving me that support and got me through to fight for another day.

"I can't thank you enough. I'm so happy, and I'm actually really laughing because I find it really funny. I was actually the worst skater you've ever seen on Dancing on Ice.

"I feel so sorry for Ria [Hebden]. She skated so beautifully and she's in the dance off. And I said if I could swap places with her I would because I don't think it's fair."

Continuing to praise his co-stars, Bez turned to Brendan Cole – but appeared to call him Brandon as he said: "But Brandon, he was a star, what a skater he was."

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Bez – real name Mark Berry – won over viewers with his simple, but charming routine that saw him descend onto the ice atop a pair of giant maracas.

The musician became famous as the Happy Mondays dancer and percussionist where he danced on stage with the instrument.

Wearing a custom watermelon helmet, Bez shimmied and twisted his way around the ice with a big smile on his face.

His simple routine earned him the lowest scores of the night, a total of 12.5 but Bez was happy with the result.

"I thought it would have been much lower than that," he admitted to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Bez also revealed he was wearing padding all over his body, including a back brace after taking multiple tumbles in training.

"I've been doing some spectacular falls, crashing into the ice. But I wear a helmet so nothing too serious. I've actually got a little bit better this week. I only fell over once yesterday, so I am improving," he explained.

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