Bez Was Asked Where His Maracas Were On BBC Breakfast And He Did Not Disappoint

“I asked for that,” host Sally Nugent told the Happy Mondays star.
Bez (and his maracas) on stage with fellow Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder.
Bez (and his maracas) on stage with fellow Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder.
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Happy Mondays star Bez brought a smile to BBC Breakfast viewers on Wednesday after making a joke that made presenter Sally Nugent blush.

The dancer, famed for his onstage antics, wild dance moves and his ever-present maracas as part of the “Madchester”-era band, appeared on the morning show to discuss his new book with Sally and her co-host Ben Thompson.

Welcoming Bez to the show, Sally asked: “Where are your maracas? You haven’t brought them with you.”

“I have – but I keep them in my trousers,” Bez joked, prompting Sally to blush.

“I asked for that one, didn’t I?” she told him.

Sally’s co-host found the exchange equally amusing, adding: “It started well…”

Bez and his bandmate Shaun Ryder became unlikely reality TV stars following the band’s reunion in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Bez won Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, appeared in Dancing On Ice earlier this year and also stood unsuccessfully as a candidate in the 2015 general election.

Shaun, meanwhile, appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2010 and finished runner-up before starring in other TV shows.

Happy Mondays were one of the leading bands in the Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s, along with groups including The Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets.

Back in September, Lewis Capaldi left BBC Breakfast hosts Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt speechless after mishearing a comment Naga made at the end of his interview on the show.

The X-rated moment came after Lewis had complimented Charlie on his “great hair”.

BBC Breakfast airs daily at 6am on BBC One and BBC News.


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