— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) July 25, 2022
In addition to the BBC’s official reaction, there have been other reactions from across the country, including that of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. In an earlier statement, Boris publicly argued that the 2023 competition should be hosted in Ukraine.
Last week President @ZelenskyyUa and I agreed that wherever Eurovision 2023 is held, it must celebrate the country and people of Ukraine.
As we are now hosts, the UK will honour that pledge directly – and put on a fantastic contest on behalf of our Ukrainian friends.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 25, 2022
Apart from the political scene, the Eurostars have also enthusiastically welcomed the 2023 event. Among them is last year’s representative of the country, Sam Ryder and also the representative of 2016, Lucie Jones.
— Lucie Jones (@luciejones1) July 25, 2022
According to the BBC, the official process for selecting the city that will host the competition will start from next week. Almost 20 cities have publicly expressed interest in taking on the competition. It remains to be seen how many will finally officially submit a nomination file to the BBC. Already, Manchester, Sheffield and London have expressed public interest via Twitter, following the BBC’s official position.
A world class music city, brilliant venues, experience in hosting major events, and of course one of the UK’s largest Ukrainian populations- we are confident we will make it a #eurovision to remember.
More to follow https://t.co/oTnvQZfDXf
— Bev Craig (@bevcraig) July 25, 2022
We've told @Eurovision we'd love to host… watch this space 👀
— SheffieldCityCouncil (@SheffCouncil) July 25, 2022
It’s very disappointing for Ukraine that they will be unable to host Eurovision next year.
London is ready and willing to step in. We would be honoured to put on a contest that celebrates the people of Ukraine and shows off the very best of Britain. https://t.co/hIXh1JFdIa
— Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (@MayorofLondon) July 25, 2022
Regarding the hosts of Eurovision 2023, we are almost sure that Graham Norton, Rylan, and Scott Mills will for sure be involved in the show and even AJ Odudu will be considered.
— OIKOTIMES (@theoikotimes) July 25, 2022
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