Dancing On Ice: Bez wows with Indiana Jones stunt performance

Bez impressed the judges with his action-packed routine. (ITV)
Bez impressed the judges with his action-packed routine. (ITV)

Bez impressed the Dancing On Ice judges with a stunt-filled Indiana Jones inspired routine for Movies Week.

The Happy Mondays star - still wearing his crash helmet beneath his Indiana Jones-style fedora hat - performed twirls, whip-cracking and a forward roll in his action-packed routine.

Bez, 57, missed five days of rehearsals after testing positive for COVID-19 and being forced to self-isolate.

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Before his Movies Week routine he said: "I've had the old lurgy. Five days off the ice and I've got to find my feet again. I'm bringing some new elements in to show ive improved as a skater."

Bez's Indiana Jones routine was packed with stunts. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Bez's Indiana Jones routine was packed with stunts. (ITV/Shutterstock)

But he wowed the judges with his Raiders Of The Lost Ark performance which featured snakes and a giant rolling boulder.

The judges all awarded him 4.5/10 - giving him 18/40, up 5.5 points from his debut performance which earnt him 12.5/40.

Bez exclaimed: "I cant believe them scores I was aiming for 4 but 4.5 that's absolutely surpassed them."

When presenter Holly Willoughby commented on his large hat he admitted: "That's got my safety gear underneath - it's got my helmet under it!"

Head judge Christopher Dean said: "I've got to say you're getting better. Stop, drop and roll, whips, it was all there. Please carry on, I can't wait for next week."

Judge Ashley Banjo said: "You are a legend! You do so much on your own and you haven't fallen over. That was a mini movie - you're getting chased by snakes and boulders! You had it al.

Jayne Torvill told him: "The dive into this roll, that takes a lot of guts."

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Bez is proving a favourite with the judges on Dancing On Ice, despite his low scores. (ITV)

And Oti Mabuse said: "Bez you are the king of performance!"

Earlier in the show Rachel Stevens made her skating debut after she injured her wrist in rehearsal.

Pussycat Kimberly Wyatt was top of the leaderboard for her performance to The Greatest Show from The Greatest Showman.

Bez will also make his return after isolating with COVID - he did not actually miss any performances as he had skated in the first group of celebrities to open the series in week one, but was not able to attend the studio last week to see the second half of the group take to the ice.

Olympic BMX rider Kye Whyte announced over the weekend he would not be taking part in this week's show due to medical advice after injuring his knee in training.

Kye Whyte is out of 'Dancing On Ice' this weekend with a knee injury. (ITV)
Kye Whyte is out of 'Dancing On Ice' this weekend with a knee injury. (ITV)

A Dancing On Ice spokesperson said: "During rehearsals for this Sunday’s show, Kye fell on the ice and sustained an injury and will therefore not perform in this weekend’s show."

Read more: Kye Whyte pulls out of 'Dancing On Ice' this weekend with knee injury

Last year's Dancing On Ice suffered a record number of celebrity drop-outs, with five celebrities forced to leave the cast over injury and testing positive for COVID, and a number of the pro skaters also injured.

Watch: Bez fall in Dancing On Ice training