Happy Mondays star Bez crashed to the ice "so hard" his "helmet flew off", according to 'Dancing On Ice' host Phillip Schofield.

Bez took a nasty tumble in Dancing On Ice training

Bez took a nasty tumble in Dancing On Ice training

Ahead of the ITV ice skating show's return on Sunday (16.01.22), Phillip - who co-hosts the competition with Holly Willoughby - has branded 'DOI' "really dangerous" and revealed the 57-year-old dancer suffered a nasty fall while rehearsing for the upcoming series.

According to The Mirror, Phillip said: "You have a rink that is full of essentially blades and we know how dangerous they can be and how deeply they can cut and how sharp they are. I’ve just watched a video of Bez on his second day fall over backwards so hard that his helmet flew off.

“'Dancing On Ice' is really dangerous.

"They really all risk everything for it. We’ve seen in the past that people do get hurt and of course you want to avoid that at all cost. I think we will be wrapping Bez up in bubble wrap that’s for sure.”

In November, Brendan Cole was rushed to hospital after hitting his head during 'Dancing On Ice' training.

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional was "horrified" to end up being treated for concussion after being momentarily distracted while out on the ice practicing for the upcoming season.

He said: “I was on the ice and I took my mind off what I was doing for a second.

“I turned – and that’s the last thing I remember.

“I was taken to hospital and ended up with a concussion. When I realised what had happened, I was horrified.”

The incident has made Brendan - who is partnered with Vanessa Bauer - more cautious about being out on the ice.

He added: “What happened made me realise you have to be 100% focused when you’re on the ice.

“The moment you switch off, you make silly mistakes. It has been a great learning curve.

“It made me think, ‘Don’t do that again, as this is really dangerous’. The other day I was on the ice and had 20 minutes left of my training session, but I knew I was running out of steam and could start making mistakes.

“That’s dangerous, especially when you’re doing it with a partner and their safety is your responsibility.

“So I decided I’d done enough training and it was time to go.”

The 45-year-old star admitted he's getting used to being hurt in training.

He said: “It’s injuries akimbo. You get skates across your shins, bleeding and bruising.”

Vanessa was also injured recently after accidentally being cut by Brendan's skate.

Showing off a huge scratch, she told her fans on Instagram: "Got Brendan's blade in my back. Dancing On Ice really is a bit dangerous."