Downing Street has said it would “welcome” next year’s Eurovision Song Contest to the UK.
The Kalush Orchestra’s Ukrainian entry won the competition in Turin, Italy this year, and tradition has it that the winning country hosts the event the following year.
However, the EBU has stated that after a “full assessment and feasibility study” it has concluded that the “safety and operational guarantees” required to host the event cannot be met.
Boris Johnson’s spokesman said Ukraine’s victory was “well deserved” and that the government’s “overwhelming desire” was for the competition to take place there.
“We would welcome the opportunity to work with Ukraine and the BBC to host it here in the UK,” the spokesman said.
Added #10 if the competition were held in the UK it would want it to reflect the “rich culture, heritage and creativity” of Ukraine.
The EBU said: “It is our full intention that Ukraine’s victory will be reflected in next year’s shows. This will be a priority for us in our talks with the eventual hosts.”
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