Rylan Clark has revealed he retains being mistaken for a Eurovision entrant whereas internet hosting the BBC’s protection of this 12 months’s semi-finals in Turin.
The presenter has confessed there have been quite a few events this week the place he has been wished “good luck” by different folks believing he was competing.
Showing on The One Show on Thursday night, Rylan’s co-host Scott Mills advised Alex Jones and Ronan Keating: “So I don’t know if you happen to noticed Rylan’s outfit on Tuesday and once more this night, you possibly can see why some folks in Turin might imagine that he is likely one of the contestants.”
Rylan, whose Eurovision outfits had been made by Nice British Stitching Bee contestant Raph Dilhan, admitted he had been embracing the mix-up, joking: “We’ve obtained to the purpose now that I simply placed on an Japanese European accent and I believe they suppose I’m Romania.”
Scott mentioned it had truly occurred moments earlier than they got here on air with Alex and Ronan through a hyperlink stay from Turin in Italy, the place the competition is being held.
“So it simply occurred once more as we walked in, somebody mentioned ‘Good luck tonight,’ and he was like, ‘thanks’,” Scott mentioned.
Rylan then added in an accent: “Thanks a lot, so comfortable to be right here.”
Romania is being represented by WRS with Llámame throughout this 12 months’s competitors – and it needs to be mentioned the singer’s trend isn’t precisely dissimilar to Rylan’s:
Rylan has been concerned in Eurovision since 2018, when he took over as one of many BBC’s commentators throughout the semi-final levels of the competitors.
Talking forward of this 12 months’s contest, the TV presenter advised The Sun it’s change into one thing of a “custom” for him to take the UK’s consultant out in town in no matter nation Eurovision is being held in – although this hasn’t all the time gone down so nicely with organisers.
“It’s custom that I all the time take the British act out, usually on the Wednesday or the Thursday,” he defined. “After which the pinnacle of delegation all the time has a go at me as a result of I take them out.”
This 12 months’s entrant is Sam Ryder, who’s competing with his self-penned song Space Man, which is among the top of the bookies’ favourites to win.
The UK final gained Eurovision 25 years in the past with Katrina And The Waves’ Love Shine A Mild.
This 12 months’s Eurovision last will air stay on Saturday at 8pm on BBC One.