UNITED KINGDOM – THE BBC has come under criticism for the UK’s poor performance at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest by Trade Secretary Liz Truss amid claims James Newman’s nil-point result stemmed as a consequence of “post-Brexit snubs”.
Newman landed the spot as the UK’s Eurovision entryway back before last year’s contest was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through the BBC’s voting process.
However, speaking on LBC with journalist and This Morning regular Nick Ferrari, Ms Truss claimed this rigmarole was more at fault for the nil-point score rather than post-Brexit attitudes.
The minister’s comments came after Mr Ferrari asked: “Is it time for a fresh Brexit? I speak of the Eurovision Song Contest, Lis Truss, I’ve no idea if you’re a fan.”
The LBC host then asked, while admitting he “wasn’t an expert”, if the results were a direct cause of a “post-Brexit snub”.
Piers Morgan launched an extraordinary attack on the singer following the UK’s flop.
In a stinging tweet, he blasted the “crap song”, “crap singer” and “crap performance” on a dazzling night hosted at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam in Holland.
“The UK didn’t get ‘null points’ in the Eurovision Song Contest because of some sinister revenge for Brexit. We got ‘null points’ because we had a crap song, performed by a crap singer who gave a crap performance. End.”
Referring to Piers notorious strop when he stormed off Good Morning Britain after being called out over his ongoing attacks against Meghan Markle, James wrote: ‘Hey Piers sorry you didn’t like the song, at least I didn’t storm out.’