UK To Host Eurovision 2023, Ukraine Deemed Unsafe

The BBC reports:

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the UK next year, it has been confirmed. The show’s organisers decided the event could not be held in the winning country, Ukraine, due to the ongoing war following Russia’s invasion.

The UK came second this year, so talks were opened with the BBC. “We are grateful to our BBC partners for showing solidarity with us,” said Mykola Chernotytskyi, head of Ukraine’s public broadcaster, UA:PBC.

It’s not yet known which city will host, but cities including Glasgow and Manchester have expressed an interest.

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