THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins has taken some fashion inspiration from all-conquering girlband THE SPICE GIRLS - and plans to wear a Union Jack catsuit on tour in America.

The flamboyant rocker loves the famous British flag mini skirt GERI Halliwell wore to the 1997 Brit Awards, and hopes to go one better as his group emulate the pop band's massive success in America.

Justin says, "Apparently we're the fastest growing band in the States since the Spice Girls. Maybe Geri's dress may prove an inspiration.

"My stage wardrobe is getting a really big shake up this year (04) and there's a few things up my sleeve.

"I'm going in really hard on my catsuit thing. I might fly the flag for the country and get myself a Union Jack catsuit for our trip to America this year (04)."

The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE group are up for four awards at tonight's (17FEB04) glitzy Brits ceremony and the frontman will be attending in a trademark lycra catsuit.

20/02/2004 17:12