She may be familiar to UK viewers as co-host of The Great British Bake Off, but Mel Giedroyc now has another co-hosting role under her belt at the BBC. The broadcaster has today confirmed that she will anchor BBC Three’s semi-finals coverage alongside Scott Mills in Vienna. We wonder if she’ll bring some cakes?
As a self-confessed Eurovision fan, she says:
“Words cannot express my excitement to be joining Scott and the BBC Eurovision team in Vienna this year! I have dreamed of this since the age of nine, when my siblings and I would mount our own Eurovision at home, taking the parts of different countries. I would always be allotted Mexico and only at the very end of our competition, would be disqualified on the grounds that I was not part of the European Union. I can’t say that I’m any more geographically savvy than I was then, but I hope to bring some truly trivial Eurovision knowledge with me to Vienna, and certainly a lot of deep love for the Contest!”
Having co-hosted last year’s semi-finals with Laura Whitmore at Copenhagen, Scott Mills added:
“Just when I thought that Eurovision couldn’t get any better, I find out I get to present it with fellow Eurovision fan Mel Giedroyc! Eurovision is always amazing fun but that fun just hit extreme levels now that Mel is involved and I can’t wait to get to Vienna and geek out with her. I also want to give special thanks to Sue [Perkins] (Mel’s Great British Bake Off co-host) for lending Mel to me, I promise to bring her back in one piece. Although maybe with added glitter!”
Mel was also a judge on the UK national selection show Making Your Mind Up in 2007, and starred as one of the presenters of the stage show Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision!
So what do you think?