Now 29, he was bringing Scooch
to Teesside for headline performances years ago.
The show suffered from embarrassment at the time when Wogan announced the wrong winner, before Cotton corrected him by saying it was Scooch
, who crashed to second-last place at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, the British team beat their singing rivals hands-down.
had been well backed to finish last and Hills go 6-4 that the UK finish in the top half in any of the next five years.
BRITAIN'S Eurovision flag was flying at half mast tonight after Scooch
scored a dismal 19 points in the competition.
Air crew-style outfit Scooch
had hoped to make an impression in Helsinki with their camp song Flying The Flag.
I THINK we're a Eurovision act and it's a Eurovision song," declares Scooch
member Russ Spencer confidently.
But she has been caught up in a row with British Eurovision entrants Scooch
, who she described as an 'embarrassment' and 'really ***' in a video blog on her website.
On BBC1's Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up, she was up against favourite Justin Hawkins, the former frontman of glam rock band The Darkness, ex-East 17 star Brian Harvey, Top 10 hip-hop group Big Brovaz, modern day Bucks Fizz pop quartet Scooch
and newcomer Cyndi, who is French.
Andy Abrahams, 2008, qualified on (a), Scooch
, 2007, on (b), Blue, 2011, on (c) and now Tyler on all of them.
From 1976 winners Brotherhood of Man to Scooch
, acts from across Europe took to the stage in a treat for music fans, young and old.
And new for 2009, David Ducasse, of the pop-group Scooch
will play Dandini.
Eurovision duo Russ Spencer and Caroline Barnes from Scooch
, Roy Brandon, and the Honey Monster also star.
Russ Spencer, the spiky blond haired singer in Scooch
who were Flying The Flag but got grounded by the Eurovision juries, plays the Simon Cowell character in a comedy musical
This is very, very silly (in a way Scooch
wasn't) and could do very, very well (in a way Scooch