It’s official! Lynda Woodruff is returning to our TV screens. Sarah Dawn Finer’s alter ego will make her comeback during the grand final of Eurovision 2016. Best of all, she’ll be live in the arena!
Eurovision 2016 scriptwriter Edward Af Sillén confirmed that we’ll see Lynda as never before, but he’s remaining tight lipped as to how. She’s appeared at both Eurovision and Melodifestivalen so often that he and SVT feel that this is a natural progression for the character.
On her comeback, Sarah says:
I love to play her, it is so much fun and we get the opportunity to create fun new ideas, but this time it will be a little bit more scary and special because it is live, with millions of viewers.
The character of Lynda Woodruff was born back in 2012 as a collaboration between Edward Af Sillén and Sarah Dawn Finer. She has appeared every year since, doing small sketches at Melodifestivalen. She also gave the Swedish votes in 2012 and guided viewers through Sweden at Eurovision 2013 in Malmö. She’s become a cult favourite amongst Eurovision fans who have been begging her return.
I’ve had so many comments and tweets over a year with questions and wishes about my character Lynda to return at ESC which is amazing. It’s an honour.
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