The rumour mill surrounding the United Kingdom’s representative at Eurovision 2024 went into full speed last week when British tabloids suggested that the BBC had chosen Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the singer-songwriter as their representative in Sweden.

During an appearance on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning, Ellis-Bextor dismissed any rumours about her own participation and clarified that she has not been in contact with the BBC regarding Eurovision 2024.

Speaking to the BBC presenter Naga Munchetty, Ellis-Bextor clarified:

There’s been no direct conversation with me about it. I feel like this rumour also happened about a decade ago. I adore Eurovision. But I feel like at this point, and with what I’m up to, it would be like walking up to a casino and putting all my chips on red. I just don’t feel like I’m up for the gamble. But I will be willing from the wings whoever is doing their thing for the UK.”

Despite ruling out representing the UK herself, Ellis-Bextor leaves the door open to participate as a songwriter as she states:

“You know what I’d really like to do: I’d like to write the song. Wouldn’t that be fun. I’d like to have a go at writing a Eurovision song.”

It is likely that we will have to wait until March next year for any official reveal regarding the UK entry by the BBC. Nevertheless, the next UK representative will hope to build and improve upon Mae Muller who represented the UK at the contest this year in Liverpool and finished in 25th place with 24 points.

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