Mel Giedroyc will be commentating on this years Eurovision Song Contest semi finals for the United Kingdom alongside Scott Mills.
The announcement see’s Scott Mills stay in his role for the fifth contest in a row. Mel Giedroyc is a well-known UK comedian, best known as part of the comedy duo Mel & Sue and as part of the presenting team for the Great British Bake Off.
Mel told the BBC that:
Words cannot express my excitement to be joining Scott and the BBC Eurovision team in Vienna this year! 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!