Rylan Clark-Neal has exposed a strange backstage Eurovision rule which ensures strict security measures.
The presenter, who will host the upcoming semi-finals live on BBC Four along with Scott Mills and Chelcee Grimes, opened up about the behind-the-scenes secrets in conversation with Rustie Lee and Britain’s 2021 entry James Newman.
In an exclusive clip shared with Metro.co.uk, Rylan revealed: ‘I remember my first year of Eurovision, I went backstage and on the floor, because you’re only allowed six people on stage, aren’t you?
‘There are six boxes numbered one, two three, four, five, six. They make you all stand in an individual box to make sure you’re not trying to smuggle on a seventh.’
He added: ‘It’s like the Hunger Games! No one dies, thankfully.’
Graham Norton is to return as the commentator for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest next month.
Rylan described Eurovision like the Hunger Games (Picture: BBC)
The presenter will host the coverage on BBC One, where he will be commentating live from Rotterdam for the 12th time.
‘I’m so excited for Eurovision to return, after the past year we’ve had it’s exactly the kind of joy the world needs,’ he enthused.
James Newman is representing the UK at this year’s Eurovision (Picture: BBC)
‘The UK has a great entry with James Newman and Embers, it’s a banger and represents everything that Eurovision is.
‘It’s arguably the best night of the year and I can’t wait – bring it on.’
Meanwhile, Ken Bruce will present BBC Radio 2’s coverage of the competition.
‘Radio 2 is getting right behind Eurovision 2021 with shows galore to delight all the fans,’ he said. ‘We’re all so delighted the competition is back this year.
‘On the night I’ll be presenting the live show from my hot seat at Wogan House – bringing listeners all the entries, all the drama and, of course, the ultimate winner. Will it be the UK’s year to finally win again? I can’t wait to find out.’
Amanda Holden will be the UK’s Eurovision spokesperson and has been tasked with delivering the country’s results live from London.
‘What an honour to announce the UK’s votes this year,’ she beamed. ‘I’m utterly thrilled.’
The Eurovision final will air on May 22 on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.