HAPPY Mondays star Bez, who lives in Herefordshire, is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022.

The maraca-shaking dancer joins Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor on the line-up for the ITV show.

He appeared on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to break the news. He said: “At the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice.”

The 57-year-old — real name Mark Berry — is currently living a quiet life in Herefordshire with his girlfriend Firouzeh Razavi. 

In 2016, it was reported that he was involved in a permaculture community in the south of the county.

The aims of permaculture include "living lightly on the planet" and "making sure that we can sustain human activities for generations to come, in harmony with nature”.