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BREXIT BRITAIN VON DER LINE! UK set to host Eurovision in 2023

BREXIT Britain is set to host Eurovision in 2023, and the European Broadcasting Union is currently in talks with the BBC to host the camp spectacular after Ukraine was ruled out due to the War.

It’s all thanks to our national hero Sam Ryder, who came runner-up in Turin earlier this year.

If the UK does host the contest in 2023, it would be the ninth time it has taken place here – more than any other country.

The EBU said Ukraine could not host after analysing the security situation in the war-torn country.

Downing Street welcomed the possibility of the UK hosting Eurovision if Ukraine cannot.

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A No 10 spokesman said: “Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision song contest was richly deserved and as the rightful winner the Government’s firm wish has been to see next year’s contest hosted there.

“If the EBU decides the competition can’t go ahead in Ukraine, we would of course welcome the opportunity to work closely with Ukraine and the BBC to host it here in the UK.

“But we would be committed to ensuring it overwhelmingly reflects Ukraine’s rich culture, heritage and creativity, as well as building on the ongoing partnership between our two countries.”

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Asked if the Government would help the BBC with the costs, the spokesman said: “We’re slightly getting ahead of ourselves in terms of the process.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who wants to leave the UK begged for Glasgow to host tweeting: “I can think of a perfect venue on banks of the River Clyde!!”

OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow said it would be “delighted” to be involved in discussions.

In a statement, it said: “We are naturally disappointed that, as announced, Ukraine will not be able to host Eurovision 2023.

“If Glasgow is being considered as a potential host city for the event, we’d be delighted to take part in that conversation.”

The BBC said in a brief statement: “We have seen the announcement from the EBU. Clearly these aren’t a set of circumstances that anyone would want.

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“Following their decision, we will of course discuss the BBC hosting the Eurovision Song Contest.”

It comes after the UK’s Ryder topped the jury vote in Turin in May but Kalush Orchestra went on to win overall after a symbolic show of public support which saw them soar to first place with 631 points.

They had been the frontrunners since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February – which prompted organisers to ban the Russian entrant from competing.

Ukraine joined the international contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries, having also triumphed in 2004 and 2016.

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