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SBS names new Eurovision hosts

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Radio personality Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey have been announced as the new hosts of SBS's Eurovision Song Contest coverage.

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The pair will be navigating everything from bearded ladies to Polish milk maids, taking over from the formidable Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang who stepped down from their hosting duties after eight years.

This isn’t Warhurst’s first exposure to the sequinned shenanigans. The Double J host was on the Australian voting jury for the competition last year.

The pair will be heading to Kyiv in the Ukraine in May to provide commentary on the semi-finals and grand final of the song contest.

While there, they’ll get a chance to jump backstage and check out all the weird and wonderful goings-on at the flamboyant competition.

“I truly fell in love with Eurovision back in 1998 when Guildo Horn performed a sweaty bell solo mid song for Germany, and from there, it was love at first sight. I’ve hosted Eurovision parties ever since,” Warhurst said.

“It was an honour to be a member of the Aussie voting jury last year, but now, getting into the arena and actually hosting the glittery Olympics of music…. It’s an absolute dream gig for me. I’m still pinching myself!”

Her comedian partner is equally excited about his new role.

“I couldn’t be more ready to accept the job of Eurovision host, and give Aussies an all-access pass that I think we truly deserve as gatecrashers,” Creasey said.

“I’ve started studying up on this year’s acts and am going to need to map out my plan of dressing rooms to sneak into backstage – I’ve got my eye on the Swedish backup dancers and Romanian rap yodelers at this point.”

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 12 – 14 at 7.30pm on SBS, with live early morning broadcasts from May 10.

-AAP

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