The UK will have a new points announcer this year, with celebrity chef Nigella Lawson stepping into the role Scott Mills has filled for the past three years.
After rumours swirled around social media, Nigella confirmed her new gig via a tweet, also demonstrating her familiarity with the three European languages we’ll be hearing a lot of this week.
Yes, it’s true. Oui, c’est vrai. Ja, das ist wahr. https://t.co/X6dVnik2JG
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) May 18, 2015
And the BBC have also confirmed that Nigella will be dishing up the points.
Last year, Nigella was known for her support of Conchita, and tweeted a picture of herself with a hastily scribbled beard after fans pointed out the resemblance between the British cook and the Austrian diva. Nigella also presented Conchita with UK gay magazine Attitude‘s Moment of the Year award in October.
Meanwhile, former UK points announcer Scott Mills has been busy on the ground in Vienna in his role as the BBC’s semi-finals commentator. He’s co-presented the semi-finals commentary since 2011, and this year he’ll be joined by new commentator Mel Giedroyc. Scott attended the red carpet last night and shared this pic of Bojana.
This sums up today’s Eurovision Red Carpet #serbia #eurovision60th A photo posted by Scott Mills (@realscottmills) on
Update: For y’all who are unfamiliar with the delights of Nigella, here’s a fan edit of her ripest and juiciest bits.
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