Duncan James' runaway dad wanted the BLUE star's mother to have an abortion.

SIMON ROSCOE fled England for a life of luxury in Hong Kong when he found out Duncan's mum FIONA was carrying his baby - but not before telling her she should have an abortion.

He says, "I didn't want a child, so I told her she should have an abortion. She told me she was going to have the baby whether I liked it or not.

"Fiona claimed we were engaged when she became pregnant but that's not true - I never saw any future for us.

"Shortly after we split up, I flew to Hong Kong to begin my new life. I had a fantastic time. I had a luxury apartment, a chauffeur and lots of girlfriends - very much like the life I imagine Duncan now leads."

Roscoe has failed to reconcile with James, 24, despite getting back in contact with him since his pop career took off.

He says, "I've spoken to Duncan just once. A few months ago, Fiona offered me tickets to a Blue gig, so I called her. Duncan answered the phone and I told him I'd like to meet him.

"He said, 'You'll have to speak to mum about that.' I never went to the concert."

04/11/2003 14:00