Eurovision host Scott Mills admits he was petrified of winners Bucks Fizz ‘Really weird’

Mika discusses being a host for the Eurovision Song Contest

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Scott Mills, 48, has spoken about his musical memories in a recent interview and has described the way he was scared of Bucks Fizz’ unusual songs as a child. The Eurovision host and radio presenter described the single the band released after their Eurovision win, The Land Of Make Believe, as quite bizarre and distressing for him to hear when he was younger.

Scott said the song contains a ”really weird” nursery rhyme, which would terrify him so much, as a child, that he would run upstairs.

He explained: “It’s supposed to sound magical and it’s got lyrics about Superman, but at the end, there’s a really weird nursery rhyme by a child.”

The 48-year-old added: “My mum says I used to run upstairs.”

“This used to be on the radio all the time,” Scott told NME in April, speaking about the Bucks Fizz track he remembers from his childhood.

Buck’s Fizz famously won the Eurovision song contest back in 1981 with their song Making Your Mind Up.

The pop group included members, Jay Aston, Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan, Bobby G.

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant is hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is being held in Turin, Italy.

Rylan will be joining him as co-host of the contest’s semi-finals, while Graham Norton will continue to host the final for the UK coverage for the 66th edition of the show.

In 2021, Rylan was forced to cancel his appearance due to illness and was replaced by Sara Cox.

Pop singer Mika has also been announced as one of the hosts this year and he spoke to Ronan Keating and Alex Scott on The One Show about his role on Friday. 

Scott admitted in the interview that there is one song he “no longer listens to”.

The song he mentioned was (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, saying he “just can’t bear it”.

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Scott, who has been a radio presenter since he was 16 years of age, explained the reasoning behind his choice: “I worked at a lot of commercial radio stations that were like ‘the best of the ‘80s, ‘90s and now!’

“Then, before I was on Radio 1, I was on the launch of Heart.

“All of those stations play this song and they generally play it out of the news and it fills me with dread.

“Even how it fades in – ‘nooow I’ve…’ – I just can’t bear it.”

Sam Ryder will be representing the UK in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

His single Space Man has already become a national hit.

Sam, who is well-known as a TikTok star and has over 12 million followers on the social media platform, rose to fame by performing covers which caught the attention of social media users. 

Eurovision 2022 starts on Tuesday, May 10 and will air on BBC Three

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