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Scooch’s David Ducasse is in hospital following heart attack

He had a heart attack last Tuesday

David Ducasse, 42, who took part in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest as part of Scooch, is in hospital following a heart attack last Tuesday.

On Sunday 11 August, David posted on his official Facebook page that he suffered a heart attack on Tuesday 6 August and has since been recovering in hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It is unknown when David will be out of hospital, and he has not yet posted any further updates on social media.

Since Eurovision, David founded the Performers Stage School, he has hosted shows on Pride Radio and found himself a consultant for weight-loss groups for Slimming World.

David Ducasse in Eurovision Song Contest

David Ducasse, along with bandmates Natalie Powers, Caroline Barnes and Russ Spencer, took part in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest as Scooch, representing the United Kingdom. Their entry, “Flying The Flag (For You)”, finished in 22nd place with 19 points – including one set of 12 points from Malta (the UK’s first set of 12 points since Jessica Garlick’s third-place finish in 2002). The song did prove successful in the UK charts however, peaking at number 5.

Scooch formed as a group in October 1998 and they released their first single, “When My Baby”, in 1999, which peaked at number 29 in the UK charts. They released a further three singles in 2000 as well as their debut, and only, album to date – “Four Sure”. Following the poor chart position of the album, the group split in late 2000, reforming on one short occasion in 2004 to perform a small amount of concerts.

In February 2006, it was announced that Scooch were going to reform for the second time to make a bid to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. The group took part in the 2007 British selection process and finished as eventual winners, going on to represent the UK in Helsinki.

All the team at ESCXTRA would like to wish David Ducasse a speedy recovery and we hope that he is out of hospital very soon!

Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover five Eurovision seasons for ESCXTRA; each season always offers something new and exciting to look forward to! Outside of the Eurovision world, I am a prospective English Literature student, starting university later this year.

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