BBC formally confirms Eurovision broadcast plans

The logo for the Eurovision Song Contest with the 'v' letter turned into a heart, with a Union Flag in it

Both semi-finals and the final itself will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The contest will be taking place in Sweden, with the Grand Final taking place in the Malmö Arena on Saturday 11 May next year.

The BBC has also confirmed that the search for the United Kingdom’s act and song entry took place over the Summer. It was led by Lee Smithurst, executive producer at BBC Studios and Will Wilkin, commissioning executive at BBC Music.

Details over the UK’s entry, though, are yet to be announced.