Graham Norton will once again be commentating the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for BBC One, live from Rotterdam.
Norton will be presenting his 12th Eurovision Song Contest on BBC One, following on from his role commentating last year’s Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light in the wake of a cancelled live final due to the pandemic.
The Brit-award winning singer James Newman will be representing the UK with his single Embers.
The semi-finals will see Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Chelcee Grimes join Scott Mills and Rylan Clark-Neal to present live from London as singers from 33 countries compete to earn a coveted spot in the Grand Final. The semi-finals will be taking place on 18 and 20 May on BBC Four and UK viewers will be able to cast their votes in the second semi-final on 20 May.
For the Eurovision Grand Final on 22 May, Amanda Holden will deliver the results of the UK’s professional jury vote, live from London as the Eurovision Spokesperson. Previous presenters include Nigella Lawson, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Osman and Lorraine Kelly.
Graham Norton commented: "I’m so excited for Eurovision to return, after the past year we’ve had it’s exactly the kind of joy the world needs. The UK have a great entry with James Newman and Embers, it’s a banger and represents everything that Eurovision is. It’s arguably the best night of the year and I can’t wait - bring it on!"
Rylan Clark-Neal added: "There was a big Eurovision shaped hole in my life last year, so I am super excited to see what everyone brings to the table for 2021 - it’s the best time of the year! I am looking forward to being reunited with Scott for the semi-finals and to welcome Chelcee to the team! Plus Embers is an absolute tune - I can’t wait!"