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BBC announces Eurovision specials

February 20, 2023

By Nik Roseveare

The BBC has commissioned two special one-off entertainment shows to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Greatest Show on Earth (working title), produced by Little Gem, will celebrate 25 years since the UK last hosted the contest, with 25 reasons why the Eurovision Song Contest is considered by some to be ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’.

Additionally The Winner Isn’t (working title), produced by Merseyside-based Shearwater Media, will chart the success of those Eurovision Song Contest entrants who may not have scored enough points to win the iconic competition, but have gone on to score great success in the music industry. Both shows will TX on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in May.

Rachel Ashdown, BBC’s Lead Commissioner, Eurovision Song Contest 2023, commented: “As the excitement builds for this year’s Contest, we are looking forward to getting things started with these special programmes. They will remind fans of all their favourite moments and be the ultimate guide for people who want to find out more about what the Eurovision Song Contest is all about. These new shows are just a taster of much more to come.”

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Liverpool in May.

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