Nigella has put herself forward (PIcture: BBC/Getty)
Celebrity cook and all-round hun Nigella Lawson has told fans she would love to host Eurovision if it does indeed come to the UK next year.
In a statement, they explained that options were explored to try and make the contest happen in Ukraine, amid the Russian invasion, but that it would not be possible to make it work.
Due to the UK act Sam Ryder finishing as runner-up, the nation is now looking the most likely to take over hosting duties, with the EBU revealing they would be starting discussions with the BBC.
But in response to a tweet sharing the news that the UK could host next year, cook Nigella teased she could be the next Katie Boyle.
Kalush Orchestra won the contest in May (Picture: Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)
Katie was a TV star and actress who presented the Eurovision Song Contest on four occasions, in 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974.
Nigella wrote: ‘Waiting for my Katie Boyle moment! Why else get a languages degree?’
Of course, fans quickly backed Nigella and pleaded with the BBC to make it happen.
One wrote on Twitter: ‘Oh yes, you would be absolutely perfect 🤩.’
‘Make. It. Happen. Please @Nigella_Lawson and @BBCBreaking,’ said another.
Sam Ryder during the final of the Eurovision Song contest (Picture: Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)
Someone else commented: ‘Oh my god – this would be HEAVEN! The glorious Nigella hosting Eurovision! I’m still overwhelmed at your quadrilingual points cameo in 2015.’
Another fan shared: ‘@bbceurovision NIGELLA FOR PRESENTING TEAM 100%.’
Nigella famously brought the results of the UK vote to the continent during the 2015 contest, which was hosted in Vienna, Austria.
Nigella gave out our scores in 2015 (Picture: BBC)
The top scorer from the UK that year was the wonderful eventual winner from Sweden, Mans Zelmerlow.
While Eurovision fanatics are understandably, already very excited, the BBC issued a statement in response to the announcement, making it clear discussions are still yet to start.
‘We have seen the announcement from the EBU. Clearly, these aren’t a set of circumstances that anyone would want.
‘Following their decision, we will of course discuss the BBC hosting the Eurovision Song Contest,’ the broadcaster said.
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