Wirral’s Sam Quek to co-host Eurovision Opening Ceremony

The announcement of the star-studded team that will be hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest from Liverpool to audiences around the globe was made today.

Sam Quek and Ukrainian broadcaster Timur Miroshnychenko will front the Opening Ceremony live stream on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel.

Sam attended Hillside Primary School in Noctorum for a year before moving to Birkenhead High School and going on to sixth form at Calday Grange Grammar School in West Kirby.

Quek started playing hockey whilst at Birkenhead High School, and attended was selected for the Wirral under-12 team.

Presenting the Grand Final on 13 May to a global audience of 160 million will be Eurovision legend Graham Norton, Ukrainian singer, composer and frontwoman of The HARDKISS alternative band, Julia Sanina, Emmy Award-winning actress, Hannah Waddingham, and singer-songwriter, pop star and TV presenter, Alesha Dixon.

For the Grand Final commentary on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Graham Norton and actress and comedian Mel Giedroyc will take turns in the commentary box to bring those watching at home their unique and expert views on the 2023 acts.

Kate Phillips, BBC’s Director of Unscripted, says: “The BBC is thrilled to have such a talented line-up bringing the Eurovision Song Contest from Liverpool – on behalf of Ukraine – to the world.

“One thing that truly unites us all is music, and we’re proud to have a team – who are well accustomed to the worlds of music, performing and live broadcasting – as part of our Eurovision presenting family.

“It will be a remarkable moment for the BBC to deliver two huge pinnacles in this year’s broadcasting calendar, the King’s Coronation and Eurovision, within the same week.”

The Grand and Semi Finals will be produced by BBC Studios.

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