Eurovision final on Radio 2 to be hosted by Rylan and Scott Mills

Scott Mills and Rylan will be BBC Radio 2’s presenters for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final which will be broadcast live on 13th May.

Radio 2 will also broadcast the Eurovision semi-finals for the first time, which will be presented by Paddy O’Connell.

Scott and Rylan, who have been involved in Eurovision coverage for many years, are also providing TV commentary for the Semi Finals – both of which, for the first time in the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest history, will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The Final and Semi-Finals will also be simulcast on BBC Radio Merseyside.

Scott’s afternoon show, Tuesday to Friday on Radio 2, will be coming from Liverpool all week, with Richie Anderson hosting the show on Tuesday and Thursday as Scott prepares to host the semi-finals on TV.

The two Eurovision Semi-finals, with Paddy O’Connell hosting Radio 2’s live coverage from the Liverpool Arena will air on Tuesday 9th May 8-10pm and on Thursday 11th May.

Rylan says: “Eurovision is my favourite time of the year, I cannot wait! And I’m so excited and absolutely buzzing to be hosting the Eurovision Grand Final on Radio 2, the biggest and best music event in the world, with my partner-in-crime Scott Mills.

“We can’t wait to bring listeners closer to the action than ever before, with all the fun, excitement and backstage gossip from what promises to be an unforgettable night.”

Scott says: “I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to be presenting the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Radio 2.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved with Eurovision in various ways over the years, from commentating alongside Graham Norton to singing karaoke with the contestants but presenting from the Grand Final in Liverpool is the ultimate childhood dream come true.

“Rylan and I will be going all out so please come and join the party live on Radio 2!”

Paddy says: “I’m walking on sunshine to join Radio 2 live in Liverpool hosting the Eurovision semi-finals. Sam Ryder broke the UK Eurovision spell last year and I hope it’s magic for Mae in 2023.”

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said: “The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be a very special event and who better to host Radio 2’s coverage of the Grand Final than our very own Scott and Rylan.

“I’m delighted that for the first time, Radio 2 will be bringing our listeners all the drama and fun from the semi-finals, hosted by Paddy O’Connell. With years of Eurovision experience under his belt, Paddy is the perfect guide for fans and also those who may be discovering Eurovision for the first time.”


Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 10:10 am by Steve Collins

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