The rock band, Happy Mondays, cult hero
Mark “Bez” Berry, usually burns off calories dancing on stage but, unfortunately, during Lockdown he did not have a chance. Bez has admitted he has been "mainly sitting on the sofa" during the pandemic.
Now the dancing fanatic is getting back on his feet and is brining something new. From the 17 January, his stage will be his own YouTube classes, which he aims to help himself and the public "get fit and mentally happier". The YouTube channel will be called, Get Buzzin’ With Bez.
Bez revealed that people could join him "on this mad journey or just sit on the sofa and have a good laugh at me … At the very least, I know I’ll be making people smile, at best I’ll be helping people get fit and mentally happier alongside me".
Bez normally burns calories by dancing on stage during, however, lockdown cancellations left him sitting idle and he was not keeping active.
"I'd like to think I’m somewhere between Joe Wicks and Mr Motivator. I’ve started this new year seriously unfit, with a fat belly and creaky hips, and I can’t stop eating chocolate. Last lockdown I got unfit, fat, lazy and into some seriously bad eating habits. This year, this lockdown, I need to sort it out sharpish.
"Since we went into the first lockdown I’ve mainly sat on the sofa," he said. "I have special pants I wear at Christmas, this year they didn’t fit for the first time."
The 56-year-old had the honour of winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2005 and, in 2015, stood against Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey in Salford for his own "We are the Reality" party on an anti-fracking ticket. "It shouldn’t be my responsibility, I’m doing the job of the politicians and standing up for the people and bringing attention to the horror of fracking. If I ever do get in charge, I’d completely end the banking system too. There would be expenses but they’d be bus and train passes. You’d behave like the people, you’ll be in touch with the people and you understand what the people want.
“You don’t live in a cocoon of your own making, of luxury, wealth and total disregard of everyone else … It’s my duty as a conscious warrior to try and make change."