UK’s Eurovision Broadcast Moving North

In a media release from the BBC today, it was announced that the United Kingdom’s professional jury votes will be announced by a spokesperson from the North West of England for the first time in history. The UK result will be beamed to the Eurovision Grand Final in Turin on 14th May to a global audience in the range of 180 to 200 million viewers. This will make Salford the “new permanent production base and broadcast location for Eurovision in the UK.”

We are so thrilled to continue building the expertise and skillset of our production hub in the North. It will be so exciting to welcome the global Eurovision audience to the North West with ‘Good Evening From Salford in Greater Manchester’.”

Suzy Lamb, Managing Director BBC Studios Entertainment

The production hub in Salford already broadcasts numerous BBC productions including Children in Need, Comic Relief, A Question of Sport, North West Tonight, Dragons’ Den, BBC Radio 5 Live, Football Focus, Match of the Day, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Breakfast, and Blue Peter.

According to BBC Commissioning Editor Rachel Ashdown, “The North West of England is famously renowned for its unrivalled musical heritage not just in the UK but across the globe, so it is fitting that from now on the region will be part of the biggest music contest on the planet.”

Managing Director of BBC Studios Entertainment Suzy Lamb added: “We are so thrilled to continue building the expertise and skillset of our production hub in the North. It will be so exciting to welcome the global Eurovision audience to the North West with ‘Good Evening From Salford in Greater Manchester’.”

It is still unknown who will succeed Amanda Holden as the UK’s spokesperson for Eurovision 2022. Amanda turns out to have been a divisive choice, as some fans loved her camp outfit and jokes, while others we not so happy with her minute on screen.

What do you think? Let us know! Amanda Holden gave her votes at 09:45 of the clip below:

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