The actor and comedian will deliver the UK’s scores at Eurovision 2023.
In surprising news, the BBC have announced that Catherine Tate has been selected to deliver the score from the UK’s National Jury at the forthcoming Eurovision 2023 final.
Hosed in Liverpool, on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine, the show takes place this Saturday, 13th May.
Catherine Tate’s selection marks a departure from the usual roster of television presenters and former Eurovision luminaries. Previous holders of the role include Cheryl Baker, Katrina (& the Waves) Leskanich, Amanda Holden, Richard Osman and Lorraine Kelly.
Speaking of her new role, the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary star explains:
“It’s very exciting to be announcing the iconic ‘douze points’ at Eurovision. It’s just a foot in the door really as next year I hope to be the UK entrant!”
That would be something indeed!
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023
This year’s hosts are television presenters Graham Norton and Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones, Ted Lasso) and Ukrainian singer-songwriter, and frontwoman of The HARDKISS, Julia Sanina. For BBC viewers, Norton will also continue in his traditional commentary role, alternating with Mel Giedroyc.
The UK’s entry this year is ‘I Wrote a Song’, performed by Mae Muller.
The Eurovision 2023 Grand Final kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, 13th May – live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
For more details, check out the BBC’s How to Watch guide.