Bez 'guilty' for staying on 'Dancing On Ice' when 'better' skaters have been booted

Bez has apologised to some of the other contestants. (ITV)
Bez has apologised to some of the other contestants. (ITV)

Dancing On Ice’s Bez has admitted he feels “guilty” that he is still in the competition when “better” skaters have been eliminated.

The Happy Mondays star has been languishing towards the bottom of the leaderboard on the ITV show but has managed to hang on to his spot.

Meanwhile, Rachel Stevens, Ben Foden and Ria Hebden have all been given their marching orders.

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Bez – who skates with a protective crash helmet on - told The Sun he had apologised to some of other contestants about the whole thing.

“I feel guilty, especially when you know the people who have been voted out are actually better than you,” he said.

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Bez is proving a favourite, despite his low scores. (ITV)

I feel so awful for everyone, like Ben. He skated brilliantly and he was really strong, doing massive lifts on his first skate. I felt really bad.

“Then Ria went out and I felt really bad again. Then Rachel went and she’s so beautiful. I was like, ‘Aarrrgh!’

“We’ve got a group chat and I send my love and that in there. I just feel so awful.”

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Bez, 57, said the only thing that stops him “crumbling” is knowing that the Dancing On Ice judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Oti Mabuse and Ashley Banjo have the final say on who stays and who goes.

Rachel Stevens is taking part in Dancing On Ice 2022 (ITV)
Rachel Stevens has been eliminated from the show. (ITV)

The percussionist, who is paired with pro Angela Egan on the show, also said he appreciates how much support he has had from the public.

He said that he is determined to get better on the ice.

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