Justin Hawkins to go on catsuit diet

Justin Hawkins is apparently hoping to squeeze back into his trademark catsuit if he makes the Eurovision Song Contest finals.

The former Darkness frontman is one of six acts vying to represent the UK in Helsinki in the 52nd annual contest in May.

“I’ll resurrect the catsuit if I get to the final,” he told the Daily Star. “It will give me another couple of months to get rid of my puppy fat.”

The 31-year-old and singer Beverlei Brown – performing as Hawkins & Brown – will aim for Eurovision glory with their song They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To.

The other contenders are Former East 17 star Brian Harvey, ex-Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon, hip-hop group Big Brovaz, pop quartet Scooch, and Cyndi, who is new to the British music scene.

The lucky act will be chosen by a public vote in Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up on ITV1 on March 17.