David Ducasse on a Scooch reunion, Michael Rice and where he keeps his Eurovision 2007 cabin crew outfit

David Ducasse still has his Eurovision 2007 oufit
David Ducasse from Scooch held on to his iconic cabin crew outfit from Eurovision (Picture: REX)

Scooch star David Ducasse has revealed that Scooch are planning to reunite for their 20th anniversary.

This year will mark 20 years since the 90s band, made up of Ducasse, Natalie Powers, Caroline Barnes and Russ Spencer, first launched on the pop scene.

And they don’t want to let the occasion pass by without doing something for the fans – but David, now a drama school teacher and Slimming World consultant, was keeping schtum on exactly what those plans are.

‘We’ve probably spent more time talking to each other this year than we have in a good while,’ he told Metro.co.uk, ‘it’s an exciting time for us.’

But whatever they’ve got up their sleeves is likely to be a one time thing.

He added: ‘We don’t want to step back into Scooch full time, we want to keep the legacy.’



The group were best known for hits such as More Than I Needed To Know, The Best Is Yet To Come and For Sure.

And, of course, they represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with the song Flying The Flag (For You), and finished in 22nd place.

David held on to his iconic cabin crew outfit from the performance, and joked that it might see the light day for the final on Saturday.

He said: ‘Mine is in my wardrobe, the electric blue one and the pink one. And it still fits.

‘I think out of the four of us, mine is probably the most pristine. The original one is in my wardrobe with the sparkly diamante tie, and the pink version as well. I might wear it on Saturday night on the sofa.’

David has obviously been there and done that when it comes to the Eurovision final, so he’s well placed to offer this year’s UK entry Michael Rice some helpful tips about his big performance.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lehtikuva/REX/Shutterstock (663694p) British group Scooch performing 'Flying the Flag (For You)' Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Helsinki, Finland - 12 May 2007
Scooch are going to mark their 20th anniversary (Picture: REX)
David Ducasse
David knows a thing or two about Eurovision

The singer warned of ‘oversinging’ during the live show and feels Michael should remember the millions tuning in at home when he’s doing his thing on stage.

‘You’ve got to remember that although you’re performing in an arena for thousands of people, you’ve got to remember the TV performance,’ David said.

‘It’s so easy to oversing. Natalie would tell you she added a couple of extra notes. They were all in tune but she sang things in that final that weren’t there.

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Michael Rice will be representing the UK (Picture: Splash)

‘Michael will be fine because he’s had so much rehearsal. He’s got a cracking voice, he just needs to just sing the notes rather than add any more which I have seen him do.



‘There’s a difference between performing on Loose Women and on Eurovision – more men! More gay people!’

The Eurovision final takes place tonight and will be shown at 8pm on BBC One.

Read our interviews with Nicki French here and Lindsay Dracass here.

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