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Dancing On Ice's Bez tests positive for coronavirus

Dancing On Ice's Bez tests positive for coronavirus
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Bez reveals that he has tested positive for coronavirus, just hours after competing in Dancing On Ice for the first time.

Dancing On Ice has suffered its first coronavirus setback of the series with the news that contestant Bez has tested positive for the disease.

The long-running show returned for its new series on Sunday night, with the first group of celebs - including Bez - taking to the ice for the first time.

The 57-year-old - percussionist with the Happy Mondays - received news of his positive test hours after the live show ended and now must enter self-isolation.

Bez is not actually due to perform again until January 30, however, meaning that he will not have to skip any shows as long as he returns a negative test beforehand.

Sharing news of the development, Bez told followers: "I've had a positive test. I'm gutted because I'm going to be missing training but I'm looking forward to skating on the show again for Week Three and I'll be tuning at home and cheering on my mates who are skating this weekend."

Coronavirus blighted last year's edition of Dancing On Ice, with multiple celebrities being forced to drop out and the show's run being cut short by two weeks.

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