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Happy Mondays’ Bez ‘in talks’ to do ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2019

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Happy Mondays dancer Bez is reportedly in talks to be a contestant on this year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Bez – real name Mark Berry – has been a permanent fixture in the veteran band as a dancer and percussionist for many years, but he also has previous in reality television: most notably his victory on Celebrity Big Brother...

Shaun Ryder says he was asked to do ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ but producers feared he would swear too much

Happy Mondays and Black Grape legend Shaun Ryder has revealed that he was asked to take part on BBC 1's Strictly Come Dancing. Read more: 11 geeky facts about Bez In a new interview with Absolute Radio, Ryder said he was asked to do the show but was "f***** off" from the part when producers feared the Manchester legend might swear...

Mark, My Words: rock stars, stop lowering yourselves to mainstream TV humiliation

Not since the Mona Lisa – or maybe the aghast woman in that distracted boyfriend meme – has a single expression said so much. It spoke of the descent of British political discourse into the realm of unabashed idiocy. Of the hopelessness of sense and reason in a world hell-bent on insane self-annihilation. Of the facile distraction techniques of...

Alan McGee suggests Oasis could have been even bigger if they formed today

Alan McGee, the man who signed Oasis, Primal Scream and more to the legendary label Creation Records, has said he believes the bands would have thrived if they were formed in 2018. Speaking to Gordon Smart for Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV, McGee was asked how Oasis, Primal Scream and Happy Mondays would fare if they launched today. "I think......

Britpop, cheating and failure – Viewers react to Pulp vs Happy Mondays on ‘Bargain Hunt’

The hotly-anticipated special episode of Bargain Hunt in which Pulp take on Happy Mondays has aired - seeing Bez cheat and hand the game over to Jarvis Cocker. See footage from the episode below. Aired as part of BBC Music Day today, Cocker and Pulp’s Candida Doyle battled Bez and Rowetta Idah from Happy Mondaysto make the most profit from antiques. Anticipation was...

Jarvis Cocker refused to wear the ‘Bargain Hunt’ uniform

Jarvis Cocker reportedly refused to wear the 'Bargain Hunt' uniform in an upcoming special episode in which Pulp take on the Happy Mondays. As part of BBC Music Day on Friday September 28, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker with Pulp's Candida Doyle will battle Bez and Rowetta Idah from Happy Mondays on BBC to make the most profit from antiques, as part of a...

‘Bargain Hunt’ special had to be re-shot after Happy Mondays broke the rules

The forthcoming episode of Bargain Hunt that pits Pulp against Happy Mondays had to be re-shot after the 'Step On' group broke the rules. As part of BBC Music Day on Friday September 28, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Candida Doyle will take on Bez and Rowetta Idah from Happy Mondays, as part of a special day of shows from the...

Shaun Ryder reveals how Happy Mondays were banned from Top of the Pops

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Shaun Ryder has revealed the reason why he and the Happy Mondays were banned from performing on Top Of The Pops. Read more: 11 geeky facts about Bez The band made their debut on the show in 1989, performing 'Hallelujah' with Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals. It was the first time the band had met MacColl, despite her appearing on...

Pulp and Happy Mondays to go head to head in ‘Bargain Hunt’

Members of Pulp and Happy Mondays are set to go head to head in a special episode of daytime TV favourite 'Bargain Hunt'. As part of BBC Music Day on Friday September 28, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker with Candida Doyle will take on Bez and Rowetta Idah from Happy Mondays on BBC, as part of a special day of shows from...

Watch Shaun Ryder “save” Roy Walker’s life on ‘100 Years Younger’

Earlier this year, former Catchphrase host Roy Walker claimed that Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder had "saved" his life while filming a new reality TV show, with footage of the incident in question now airing. Both stars appeared on ITV's 100 Years Younger in 21 Days, a show that follows a group of celebrities undergoing a series of physical activities in an attempt to roll back the...