Eurovision fans in the United Kingdom must be gobsmacked at how seriously the United Kingdom is taking its hosting duties for 2023. After agreeing to host “Ukraine’s party” in 2023, the BBC have sent their first Junior Eurovision act in 17 years, held a Sam Ryder themed New Year’s Eve in London, and are currently busy preparing for the big Allocation Draw in three weeks.
BBC’s new Eurovision podcast is called Eurovisioncast and it will be made by the team behind other podcasts, like Newscast and Ukrainecast.
One of the four hosts will be particularly well-known to Eurofans – 2015’s winner Måns Zelmerlöw, who will host alongside;
- Self-proclaimed Eurovision fan and BBC Breakfast’s Nina Warhurst
- BBC News’ Eurovision reporter Daniel Rosney
- Radio Merseyside presenter Ngunan Adamu.
Host Nina Warhurst couldn’t contain her excitement on Twitter today, assumedly asking her followers for some show material:
Oooo….What I’d really like is for you to send us your fave #Eurovision songs that *didn’t* win, to get the juices flowing
— Nina Warhurst (@NinaWarhurst) January 10, 2023
Eurovisioncast is promising its listeners some inside gossip on plans and unique insights on this year’s Contest. The hosts will also interview former contestants, the new Liverpool-bound contestants, and even some celebrity fans.
Eurovisioncast is set to be a weekly podcast starting on Tuesday 31st January, and run weekly on BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Merseyside.