Bucks are still Fizzing

When they whipped their skirts off during a performance of Making Your Mind Up on the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, viewers were left completely stunned.

And while Bucks Fizz are not nearly as shocking in today’s Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj age, the female members of the group Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston proved they still have the ability to make jaws drop as they performed the track on The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

Marking the 30th anniversary of their Eurovision appearance, the original Bucks Fizz girls pulled off their tiny black skirts to reveal just a pair of knickers underneath.

And, given that Cheryl is 57 and Jay is 49, the girls looked pretty good as they showed off their lithe figures in the outfits.

However, many might say that the outfits, which in Jay’s case incorporated a lace see-through top, might have been better suited to slightly younger women.

The two women were joined by another of the band’s original members, Mike Nolan, as they performed the track on Titchmarsh’s ITV show.

Since they performed the track on Eurovision, the scenes of the girls whipping their skirts off has become an iconic television moment.

Asked recently if she has become tired of seeing the clip, Cheryl replied, On Pop Goes the Band they showed it a thousand times.

‘It’s an iconic moment I think, an iconic television moment because no-one at that time had done anything like that.

‘We wouldn’t have won the Eurovision without it, I wouldn’t be talking to you about winning the Eurovision so without the Velcro and the skirt… it changed my life, those three minutes. A bit of Velcro changed my life completely.’

The group have also released a new album, Up Until Now: The 30th Anniversary Hits Collection, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their Eurovision win.

In addition, the Original Bucks Fizz will be performing a one-off concert at the London Palladium on 11th July to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

by Wallace McTavish


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