Eurovision hosts revealed: Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Rylan and Claire Sweeney are announced as the BBC’s presenting and commentary line-up

The star-studded team hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest from Liverpool to audiences across the world was announced on Wednesday. 

Presenting the Grand Final on May 13 to a global audience of 160 million will be Eurovision legend Graham Norton, along with Ukrainian singer, composer and frontwoman of The HARDKISS alternative band, Julia Sanina.

Emmy Award-winning actress, Hannah Waddingham, and singer-songwriter, pop star and TV presenter, Alesha Dixon will also be joining them. 

Presenting the two live Semi-Finals on May 9 and 11th from Liverpool will be the trio of musical superstars Julia, Hannah, and Alesha.

Ukrainian broadcaster Timur Miroshnychenko will be the Eurovision Correspondent in Liverpool, appearing in VT inserts during the live shows plus giving live insights from Ukraine’s commentary box in the Liverpool Arena. 

Eurovision hosts revealed: (L-R) Sam Quek, Mel Giedroyc, Rylan, Julia Sanina, Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Scott Mills, Rylan and Timur Miroshnychenko

Eurovision hosts revealed: (L-R) Sam Quek, Mel Giedroyc, Rylan, Julia Sanina, Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Scott Mills, Rylan and Timur Miroshnychenko

Time to celebrate: Emmy Award-winning actress, Hannah Waddingham, (left) and singer-songwriter, pop star and TV presenter, Alesha Dixon, (right), will be joining the line-up

Superstar: Presenting the two live Semi-Finals on May 9 and 11th from Liverpool will be the trio of musical superstars Julia, Hannah, and Alesha

Time to celebrate: Emmy Award-winning actress, Hannah Waddingham, (left) and singer-songwriter, pop star and TV presenter, Alesha Dixon, (right), will be joining the line-up

Iconic: Presenting the Grand Final on May 13 to a global audience of 160 million will be Eurovision legend Graham Norton, (stock image)

Iconic: Presenting the Grand Final on May 13 to a global audience of 160 million will be Eurovision legend Graham Norton, (stock image) 

Alongside Liverpudlian presenter, Sam Quek, he will front the Opening Ceremony live stream on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel.

For the Grand Final commentary on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Graham and actress and comedian Mel Giedroyc will take turns in the commentary box to bring those watching at home their unique and expert views on the 2023 acts.

For the first time in the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest history, both Semi-Finals will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with radio DJs and Eurovision experts, Scott Mills and Rylan bringing UK audiences their colourful and insightful commentary.

There will be a special commentary team on BBC Radio Merseyside, which will include Claire Sweeney and the winner of The Voice of Eurovision talent search, currently underway to discover new Scouse talent.

Much-loved: For the first time in the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest history, both Semi-Finals will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with radio DJs and Eurovision experts, Scott Mills and Rylan bringing UK audiences their colourful and insightful commentary

Much-loved: For the first time in the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest history, both Semi-Finals will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with radio DJs and Eurovision experts, Scott Mills and Rylan bringing UK audiences their colourful and insightful commentary

More to come: There will be a special commentary team on BBC Radio Merseyside, which will include Claire Sweeney and the winner of The Voice of Eurovision talent search, currently underway to discover new Scouse talent, (stock image)

More to come: There will be a special commentary team on BBC Radio Merseyside, which will include Claire Sweeney and the winner of The Voice of Eurovision talent search, currently underway to discover new Scouse talent, (stock image) 

DailyMail

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