He made a name for himself as the hype man for the Happy Mondays, and now Bez has revealed he plans to bring his mad moves to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
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The ‘Madchester’ legend has admitted that he is desperate to appear on the BBC ballroom show.
Speaking to The Mirror, Bez - real name Marc Berry - said: “‘Strictly Come Dancing’? I’d have a top time and give it 100%. I reckon I could go all the way...dancing has made me famous, and entertaining people is what I do best.
“I’ve lost count of the number of blokes who’ve come up to me over the years and said ‘thanks for making it OK for indie guys to get on the dance floor’.”
And it seems Bez has already made good progress in forging a relationship with show bosses.
After the star’s admission was published, the official ‘Strictly’ Twitter account published a link to a story, adding “Twisting our arm or our melon? #man.”
He’s also got the backing of 2014 winner Caroline Flack, who was thrilled at the idea of Bez competing on the show.
“Yes yes yes,” she wrote in response to the show’s tweet.
Yes yes yes ❤️ https://t.co/cCWYf9UHwK— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) February 23, 2016
Of course, Bez is no stranger to reality TV, having won the third series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2005.
While the new series of ‘Strictly’ is still a long way off, other names who have been linked to the 2016 run include S Club 7 singer Hannah Spearritt, former ‘X Factor’ winner Joe McElderry and ‘This Morning’ hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns to BBC One in the autumn.