Singer Jay Aston has thanked fans for their "lovely messages" following her "latest health scare" with Covid-19 while revealing her "progress is slow" as she recovers from the virus.

The 59-year-old, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with Bucks Fizz in 1981, has previously battled mouth cancer and had a seven-hour operation to remove her lymph nodes as well as a section of her tongue.

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Aston, who is still performing with Mike Nolan and Cheryl Baker in The Fizz, a new version of the group, has been sharing throwback photos from earlier in her career as she updates fans on her condition.

Posting an old magazine cover on Facebook, she wrote: "Blast from the past … Sunday Mag, thanks for all my lovely messages re my latest health scare with Covid … progress is slow but in the right direction!

"Still coughing but having asthma doesn't help … anyway I’m going to post some more during my recovery. What an amazing time we had!"

Before lockdown, The Fizz had been busy touring and promoting their latest album, Smoke And Mirrors.

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