Dancing On Ice: Bez achieves dream with Meat Loaf tribute

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'Dancing On Ice' star Bez paid tribute to late rock star Meat Loaf with his latest skating performance. (ITV)
'Dancing On Ice' star Bez paid tribute to late rock star Meat Loaf with his latest skating performance. (ITV)

Dancing On Ice saw Bez achieve his dream of performing a skating tribute to rock star Meat Loaf.

The Happy Mondays percussionist - real name Mark Berry - entered the arena on a motorbike and managed to stay on his feet as he descended onto the ice and skated to the late singer's hit Bat out of Hell.

Bez's professional skating partner Angela Egan revealed he had told her when they first met for training four months ago that he wanted to get through to musicals weeks in the ITV show, so he could perform to the Meat Loaf hit.

Read more: Bez admits 'guilt' over staying in Dancing On Ice

The 57-year-old musician said: "Dreams do come true. It's a brilliant musical, I recommend going to watch it. He's just died recently, so it's a brilliant tribute. This one's for Meat Loaf."

Actor and singer Meat Loaf - real name Michael Lee Aday - died in January aged 74.

But the judges were not so impressed with Bez's homage to the I'd Do Anything For Love singer.

Oti Mabuse told him: "We are over halfway through the competition and if we press all the other couples to get better, we should expect you to get better.

"I'd like to see you skate on your own a little more confidently. Not all the smoke and mirrors."

Bez skated The Highland Fling in a kilt on 'Dancing On Ice'. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Bez previously skated The Highland Fling in a kilt on 'Dancing On Ice'. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Judge Christopher Dean agreed: "I think that's the biggest production we've ever seen on the show. But I agree with Oti - we're getting the same Bez."

And Ashley Banjo said: "You're not a joke, you're improving week on week and I'd like to see you skating."

It is Week Six of the competition and Bez - who performs in a crash helmet -has consistently been at the bottom of the leaderboard, this week scoring 22.5/50 with guest judge Dame Arlene Phillips equally unimpressed.

Bez is clearly popular with viewers as he is yet to land in the skate-off. But some Dancing On Ice devotees have started to comment it is unfair that better skilled skaters are being sent home, while Bez remains.

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Bez had to be helped up by partner Angela Egan when he fell on the ice during the live show last week. (ITV)

Last week he stumbled and fell over during his performance to Walking On Sunshine while wearing a beekeeping suit, and had to be helped up.

Read more: Brendan Cole shows off terrifying headbanger with stand-in 'Dancing On Ice' partner

Musicals week also saw Olympic BMX rider Kye Whyte perform to Consider Yourself from Oliver! and Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor skate to My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music.

Watch: Bez suffer dramatic fall in Dancing On Ice training

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