Following weeks of speculation within the British press, the BBC has announced that the seasoned performer Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden.

The announcement was made to British viewers during the final of Strictly Come Dancing to much applause. Alexander who was the former frontman of the band Years and Years has scored several top 10 hits around Europe including “Desire”, “King” and “If You’re Over Me”.

In a press release from the BBC, Olly Alexander said:

“I’ve loved watching Eurovision ever since I was a little kid and I’m beyond excited to be taking part next year. As a young boy I always looked forward to this incredible event of unbridled joy, the wonderfully chaotic mix of musical styles, theatrical performances, heartfelt emotion and humour. I really can’t believe I’m going to be a part of such a special legacy and fly the flag for the UK in the gayest way possible, it shall be an honour!”

The song is being kept under wraps by the BBC but it has been confirmed that it was co-written by Alexander and Danny L Harle who has produced hits for Dua lipa, Chic and Charli XCX.

Alexander will succeed Mae Muller who represented the UK at Eurovision 2023 on home soil in Liverpool. Muller placed 25th in the Grand Final with 24 points.

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