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This year's Eurovision Song Contest promises to be unlike any other for audiences in the UK with an array of captivating content set to air right across the BBC.

For the first time since 1998, the United Kingdom will play host to the 2023 contest and will do so on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine who are unable to host due to the ongoing war. This year marks the 67th edition of the competition as 37 countries compete for the coveted, life changing trophy.

Cheryl Baker, who rose to fame alongside her fellow members of The Fizz (formerly known as Bucks Fizz) after they were crowned winners of the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1981, is set to arrive in Walford as herself as the residents of Albert Square celebrate the highly-anticipated arrival of the contest in the UK, but why she ends up in Albert Square is yet to be revealed…

Speaking on her guest appearance, Cheryl said: “I was so thrilled to be asked to take part in an episode of EastEnders. It’s a British institution, for goodness sake! As a real-life ‘Eastender’, I have loved the show since day one and I literally can’t wipe the smile from my face.”

Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted said: “We couldn't be more proud and excited to give our audiences such a huge array of world class Eurovision content. It's an honour for the BBC to host the show on behalf of Ukraine, and we're committed to do them proud. The level of collaboration and coordination across so much of the output is truly amazing. Let the Eurovision Song Contest begin!”

The Grand Final and both Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be produced by BBC Studios.


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