South Shields community sends well-wishes to Scooch star David Ducasse after heart attack

Friends, colleagues and supporters of Scooch star and Slimming World consultant David Ducasse have been sending messages of support after he suffered a heart attack.

Tuesday, 13th August 2019, 9:53 pm
Gazette readers have been sending messages of support to David Ducasse following his heart attack.

David, 42, had a heart attack last week and is thought to be at home recovering after spending a period in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.

He runs two Slimming World groups in South Shields, and is also known for representing the United Kingdom in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest as part of group Scooch.

The 42-year-old shared the news of his experience on Facebook, thanking the emergency services for coming to his aid, as well as his friends and family for their support.

David has thanked all of those who have rallied around him following his heart attack.

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He posted: “Thanks to 999 and the paramedics at South Tyneside NHS and staff at The Freeman Hospital and thank you for your messages.”

Here are some of your message of support from the Shields Gazette Facebook page:

Carole Hall: “Sad to hear this David. Wishing you a speedy recovery.”

Vivienne Pascoe: “Speedy recovery, lovely man.”

Anita Scott: “So sad to hear this news. You’re in the best hands also at least you’ve been saved. Get well soon David.”

Col N Nan Taylor: “Shocked to hear this. Get well soon David you’re in my prayers.”

James Howes: “Wishing you all the best David! Such a canny bloke. In the best place though. Cannot fault the Freeman Hospital one bit.”

Shona-Lee Patterson: “David helped me so much emotionally, I really hope he has a speedy recovery.”

Colin Mcfadyen: “Sad news, l hope the lad makes a full recovery, get well soon.”

Carl Davis: “Poor bloke. Get well quick Davie.”

Kelly Ann McGill: “Wishing you a speedy recovery David.”

Scooch finished joint 22nd out of 24 entries at the 2007 Eurovision, held in Helsinki, with their song Flying the Flag (For You).

Since then, David founded Performers Stage School, which holds performing arts classes for young performers aged six to 19 at All Saints Community Association in South Shields.