In Game of Thrones he played Daario Naharis, a handsome warrior who Daenerys, Mother of Dragons, took on as a lover. And now Dutch media are reporting that actor Michiel Huisman may be doing battle as a host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

The rumour grew legs on Friday night during Dutch entertainment show RTL Boulevard. The show’s resident Eurovision expert Aran Bade revealed that Michiel’s name is being whispered more and more in the corridors of power.

He broached the subject with Sietse Bakker, the executive producer of Eurovision 2020, during the broadcast. The TV exec wouldn’t be pushed on the matter, but seemed to have a glint in his eye.

“That’s a nice name,” he said. “Who knows.”

“I am not saying anything, but I am practicing my poker face again. There is, however, a preference for three presenters: last year there were four. If a presenter is a bit poorly, you have to imagine that he gets sick. Four is a bit much. Then three is actually quite nice. But I don’t exclude the possibility that we also end up with two or four.”

Sietse also revealed that his team has drawn up “a long list of presenters” that includes “actors, actresses, singers and influencers.” (So have we). He stressed that hosting isn’t a solo gig. Rather various people need to fit together and there needs to be “a good division of tasks that you can build a good story around.”

About Michiel Huisman

Michiel, 38, is known for a lot more than his role in Game of Thrones. The telegenic Dutchman has appeared in series and films in both Dutch and English.

In 2018 he starred as Steven Crain in the 10-part Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, which tells the story of five adult siblings and their various reactions to paranormal experiences at the eponymous home. He’s also had recurring roles on Nashville and Orphan Black.

Born in Amstelveen — a suburb of Amsterdam — he’s married to the Dutch actress Tara Elders with whom he shares a daughter. On Instagram he shows a love of photography and monochrome. But given his rich experiences — besides being an actor, he was once in a band called Fontane — you can’t say he’s all black and white.

Would you like to see Michiel host Eurovision 2020? Do you think he’ll bring sufficient star quality to this glamorous event? Let us know down below!

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Stardust
Stardust
8 months ago

Still hoping for Chantal Janzen and Eva Jinek + whoever will be the third host (considering Sietse is pushing for three hosts)

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

why is my comment waiting for the mods? I said nothing wrong =s

Maya G
Maya G
8 months ago

Though I much prefer the first actor who portrayed Daario Naharis (I mean, Hubba Hubba!), Huisman could be a good choice. Pilou Asbæk also played in GoT and he was a pretty good host.
BTW last year Ania Bukstein who played Kinvara on GoT was one of the final candidates for the hosting gig.

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago
Reply to  Maya G

so if Keiino had won Kristofer Hivju would’ve been the host!!!

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago

I was wondering why he wasn’t an option in Wiwi’s poll. Pilou Asbaek proved that an actor can do a good job hosting. Carice would be great too.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
8 months ago

Actors can be a good choice. Newscasters were among the worst hosts. I might be the only person on the planet who knows him from Nashville, not Game of Thrones. I only recognized him because the article mentioned Nashville but now that I do, I think he’d be an awesome choice. The first cool guy to host Eurovision in, like, ever. I really do hope this turns out to be true. (Okay, the Danish guys weren’t so bad, either.)

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 months ago

And one of the danish hosts actually appeared in game of thrones so it could work out.

Gigii
Gigii
8 months ago

Good choice

Apparently without my knowledge
Apparently without my knowledge
8 months ago

I hope he can tell us where Drogon brought the body of Danaerys and if she is back to life in Valyria or somewhere else in Essos.

lola
lola
8 months ago

Yes! And please team him up with Carice van Houten! That will simply be EPIC.

Nikki
Nikki
8 months ago

Another GoT alumn. More points in favour of have Tobias Menzies hosting if UK ever gets the title. 😛 It’s a kinda running joke around me and my friends that Tobias seems to pop up in all my fandoms (Doctor Who, Outlander, The Crown…), except for Eurovision.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
8 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

I’m a whovian too and I forgot he appeared in doctor who. John barrowman is actually my choice for hosting eurovision.

Nikki
Nikki
8 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Girl, John Barrowman hosting Eurovision would be the campiest thing ever. I’d be expecting something like him singing Fuego on actual stilettos.