This year’s presenting team for the BBC, at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, has finally been revealed. Graham Norton will as ever commentate at the Grand Final, on BBC One, on Saturday 12th May.
There is a notable absentee though this year. Mel Giedroyc will be the UK spokesperson this year, instead of been part of the Semi Final commentary team with Scott Mills. According to sources close to us, but unconfirmed by the BBC, Mel will not be in Lisbon due to family commitments. Mel had the following to say:
“I am over the moon to be the UK spokesperson for this year’s Eurovision Grand Final on BBC One! I’m gutted to be missing the semi-finals this year but I’m super excited to be announcing the UK’s televote result live from London on the big night!”
Rylan Clark-Neal will be joining Scott this year in Lisbon. Rylan proved his credentials during Eurovision: You Decide, back in February with his amazing knowledge of the Contest. Rylan had the following to say:
“After an amazing evening at Eurovision: You decide I’m absolutely thrilled to be saying I can’t wait to join the Eurovision family and host the semi-finals alongside Scott for the UK this year. As a massive fan of Eurovision I’ve already cracked out my Union Jack spice girl jacket and am packed and primed and ready to take on Lisbon. SuRie was great this year and I can’t wait to watch her represent us.”
Ken Bruce will be on hand as ever for BBC Radio 2, on the Saturday night. This will be his 31st Eurovision Song Contest as a Commentator. Ken had the following to say:
“I’m delighted to be fronting my 31st Eurovision for BBC Radio 2, and look forward to presenting my radio coverage from a sun-drenched Portuguese cabana, but more likely two square feet of airless garden shed. That’s showbiz though!”
Author: Richard Taylor