Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc confirmed as Eurovision semi-final hosts
The BBC has confirmed Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc as the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals.
The pair will host the semi-finals live from Vienna, Austria on 19 and 21 May, which will be broadcast on BBC Three.
Giedroyc said she had always aspired to host Eurovision, and said “words cannot express my excitement.”
She said: “I have dreamed of this since the age of nine, when my siblings and I would mount our own Eurovision at home, taking the parts of different countries. I would always be allotted Mexico and only at the very end of our competition, would be disqualified on the grounds that I was not part of the European Union.
“I can’t say that I’m any more geographically savvy than I was then, but I hope to bring some truly trivial Eurovision knowledge with me to Vienna, and certainly a lot of deep love for the Contest!”
Mills, who returns to host the semi-finals, said: “Just when I thought that Eurovision couldn’t get any better, I find out I get to present it with fellow Eurovision fan Mel Giedroyc! Eurovision is always amazing fun but that fun just hit extreme levels now that Mel is involved and I can’t wait to get to Vienna and geek out with her. I also want to give special thanks to Sue for lending Mel to me, I promise to bring her back in one piece. Although maybe with added glitter!”
Guy Freeman, Executive Producer says: “We are delighted to welcome Mel to the BBC Eurovision family in this special 60th anniversary year of the competition to host the semi-finals alongside Scott. Mel is a seasoned presenter and a big Eurovision fan so I know that she will find hosting the show to be a piece of cake.”
The Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals will be broadcast on BBC Three on Tuesday 19th May and Thursday 21st May.