Rylan Clark-Neal to join Scott Mills hosting the Eurovision semi-finals

"I've already cracked out my Union Jack Spice Girl jacket."

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Rylan Clark Neal will join Scott Mills to present the Eurovision semi-finals.

On Friday (March 30), the BBC confirmed the duo will be on hosting duties for the preliminary rounds on BBC Four, which will take place on May 8 and May 10, and see 37 countries compete for their place in the grand final.

It follows his judging gig during this year's You Decide ceremony, which took place last month.

"After an amazing evening at Eurovision: You Decide, I'm absolutely thrilled to be saying I can't wait to join the Eurovision family and host the semi-finals alongside Scott for the UK this year," Rylan said.

"As a massive fan of Eurovision, I've already cracked out my Union Jack Spice Girl jacket and am packed and primed and ready to take on Lisbon. SuRie was great this year and I can't wait to watch her represent us."

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Graham Norton will return for the grand final on BBC One joined by Mel Giedroyc, who continues to be a part of the Eurovision family by taking the reins as BBC Eurovision Spokesperson – delivering the result of the UK vote live from London. Meanwhile, Ken Bruce will continue his long-running coverage over on BBC Radio 2.

SuRie was chosen to represent the UK after winning Eurovision: You Decide 2018 by a combination of viewer and expert jury votes – and will head to Lisbon to perform 'Storm' on behalf of the United Kingdom in Lisbon in May.

Go, SuRie!

Eurovision Semi-Finals air May 8 and May 10 on BBC Four. The Grand Final will air on May 12 on BBC One.

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