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Bez will be DJing instead of dancing for the reunion

Bez will be DJing instead of dancing for the reunion

Bez will be DJing instead of dancing for the reunion

Happy Mondays star Bez has revealed he will not be twisting his melon or anything else during the band's reunion tour - because his hips cannot handle it.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner, who was the group's on-stage dancer, said he will not be busting any moves for their live shows.

Instead he will be acting as a DJ and warm-up man for the gigs by the Hallelujah and Kinky Afro hit-makers.

Bez - whose band's hit Step On included the line "You're twisting my melon, man" - was noted for shaking his maracas with a contorted face.

He said today: "I want all our fans to know that I won't be dancing around the stage with a pair of maracas like in the good old days - cos my hip joints just won't take it any more.

"So instead I'm gonna be DJ-ing and compering the shows, and working the crowd up ready for the boys and Rowetta to blow them all away.

"When I joined this band in 1985 they were so brilliant they blew my mind, and I know it's gonna be the same again. I can't wait."

The band, fronted by Shaun Ryder, is playing a number of shows in May and a number of festivals including V and T In The Park.

Bez added: "It's amazing that our original line-up is back together in 2012.

"It's gonna be just like old times, though hopefully we will be a bit better behaved this time around."

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