On Friday night, British broadcaster BBC aired a one-off comedy special Tracey Breaks the News. The show stars seven-time Emmy Award-winning actress Tracey Ullman. It is a spin-off of sorts of 2016’s Tracey Ullman’s Show, Ullman’s first original television project in 22 years. This spin-off focuses on themes and topics that have surrounded the recent UK general election and last year’s European Union independence vote.
Eurovision star Jade Ewen is among the cast!
For those of you who saw the show on Friday night, you may have noticed Jade Ewen starring in one of the comedy sketches shown in the programme. The sketch satirised the problem of property buyers owning homes that they have no intention of moving into, a major issue when there are housing shortages across the UK.
UK viewers with a TV licence can watch the full programme here. Jade’s sketch appears at around 21:40 into the show.
This wasn’t Jade’s first time working with Tracey. She also appeared in two episodes of the first series of Tracey Ullman’s Show which aired last year. Jade returned in a further three episodes of the second series of the show which aired earlier this year. Tracey’s shows feature an ensemble cast of popular comedians and actors playing a variety of different roles.
The UK’s highest scoring artist since Katrina in 1997
Jade Ewen represented the United Kingdom in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Her fifth place finish with the Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned It’s My Time is the country’s second-highest finish since the turn of the millennium. In addition, her score of 173 points is the UK’s highest points total since Katrina & The Waves took victory in 1997 with Love Shine A Light. Jade’s fantastic success at the contest has arguably made her a Eurovision legend, particularly amongst younger Eurovision fans who weren’t able to witness the UK’s success in the 1990s and before.
Are you pleased to see Jade back on our TV screens? Do you think the BBC should ask Jade to represent the UK for a second time following her previous success? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!
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