Bez apologized to fellow Dancing On Ice contestants for staying on the show longer than more skilled skaters.
The 57-year-old musician, associated with Angela Egan, is the first contestant in the show’s history to wear headphones during his performances.
Speaking to The Sun, Bez said how “awful” he felt to have outlasted Ben Foden, Ria Hebden and Rachel Stevens after becoming a hit with voters.
Competition: Bez apologized to fellow Dancing On Ice competitors for staying on the show longer than more skilled skaters
He said: “I feel so bad for everyone, like Ben. He was skating brilliantly and he was really strong, doing massive lifts on his first skate. I felt really bad.
“Then Ria came out and I felt terrible again. Then Rachel left and she’s so beautiful. I was like, ‘Aarrrgh!’ We have a group chat and I send my love and that in there.
“I feel so bad. The fact that the judges have the final say is my only saving grace. It keeps me from collapsing completely.
Rachel was eliminated from the show on Sunday despite scoring 25/40, while Bez had a score of 20/40, with the star admitting he feels “guilty”.
Guilty: Bez told how ‘awful’ he felt to have outlasted Ben Foden, Ria Hebden and Rachel Stevens (pictured) after becoming a hit with voters
The Happy Monday star said he appreciates the huge support the public has given him and is determined to improve for next week’s show.
Bez suffered falls on the ice during rehearsals, including one that left him dizzy after his helmet went across the rink.
The star takes the show seriously and has quit alcohol in order to stay completely focused on improving her skating.
Bez said, “I feel so bad. The fact that the judges have the final say is my only saving grace. It keeps me from completely collapsing about it’
Bez is in higher demand than ever thanks to his success on Dancing On Ice and recently made an appearance on Hollyoaks, although he doesn’t think an acting career is on the cards.
On Sunday, Rachel and her skating partner Brendyn Hatfield landed in the bottom two alongside Kye Whyte and Tippy Packard, with all judges choosing to save the runner.
After her elimination, Rachel said, “I absolutely loved it, it was an amazing experience. I loved dancing with Brendyn so much.
He said: “I feel so bad for everyone, like Ben. He was skating brilliantly and he was really strong, doing massive lifts on his first skate. I felt really bad’
Dancing On Ice 2022: Ria Hebden was the second celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice as fans were puzzled that Bez qualified for the next round without difficulty
Rachel’s daughters Amelie, 11, and Minnie, seven, were in the audience last week to watch their mother, Rachel saying: ‘So special for them to have been a part of it and to have shared it with them .” I had the best time.
Rachel added that she will miss Brendyn the most before the pair take one last lap on the ice.
Dancing On Ice continues this Sunday on ITV1 at 6.30pm.
Dancing On Ice 2022: Who are the celebrities?
Job: Olympic BMX rider
Kye says: “I would like to see if I can make the final because I’m very competitive.”
Job: A singer
rachel says: “It now feels really real, it really is happening. I’m so excited, obviously very nervous.
Job: love island star
Freedom says: “I sometimes ice skate as a hobby so I can move around the rink, but I can’t do tricks”
Steve says: “I’m going to Dancing on Ice and it’s a little scary but I can’t wait!”
Job: A singer
Regan says: “I love to dance, but that’s the skill of it. I always wanted to do this. Always! Since I was a kid!’
Job: singer of the Pussycat Dolls
Kimberley says: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do there. I’m ready for a challenge!’
Brandan says: “I know I’ve been doing the show for a while and I want to start, I’m so excited to be on the show.”
Job: Rugby player
Ben says: “I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m pretty competitive too.
Job: Coronation Street actress
Sally says: ‘It’s a huge challenge. I’m so afraid! I just have to take every opportunity that comes my way.
Job: Happy Mondays
Bez says: “I’m always up for a challenge and I’m already training on the ice.”
Ria says: “It will be awesome to learn a scary new skill.”
Job: The bass player of The Vamps
Connor says: ‘I’m obviously excited but I’m really nervous. I’m pretty clumsy, accident prone.