BBC today revealed that renowned multi-BAFTA award-winning actress and comedian, Catherine Tate will be their spokesperson in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. She will deliver the results of the UK Jury live from Liverpool Arena on Saturday for the Grand Final.
Who is Catherine Tate?
Catherine Tate is perhaps best known to audiences as Donna Noble in the “Doctor Who” franchise, but also for roles that showcase her quirky comedic performances, including the leading woman in the comedy, “The Catherine Tate Show” and as Nellie Bertram on the U.S. comedy television series “The Office”. Catherine will also feature in the BBC comedy series, Queen of Oz, which is expected in 2023.
In previous years, the UK has had its slew of famous spokespeople announcing the UK’s ‘douze points’, including Nigella Lawson, Cheryl Baker, AJ Odudu and Richard Osman. Catherine will follow in their footsteps on Saturday evening, who may even see the experience as a potential opportunity to one day represent the United Kingdom herself.
“It’s very exciting to be announcing the iconic “douze points” at Eurovision. It’s just a foot in the door really as next year I hope to be the UK entrant!”Catherine Tate, via BBC
Spokespersons for Eurovision 2023 so far
So far, nineteen spokespersons have been revealed. Among these spokespeople include former Eurovision entrants, including Anggun for France, S10 for the Netherlands, Ilanit for Israel and Ruth Lorenzo for Spain. Estonia has also opted to select football Ragnar Klavan as their spokesperson, who played for Liverpool FC during his career, which is fitting for the occasion. You can see a list of the selected spokespersons so far in the table below.
|Albania||Andri Xhahu||The Netherlands||S10|
|Austria||Philipp Hansa||Poland||Ida Nowakowska|
|Azerbaijan||Narmin Salmanova||Romania||Eda Marcus|
|Cyprus||Loukas Hamatsos||San Marino||John Kennedy O’Connor|
|Estonia||Ragnar Klavan||Spain||Ruth Lorenzo|
|Greece||Fotis Sergoulopoulos||Ukraine||Zlata Ognevich|
|Israel||Ilanit||United Kingdom||Catherine Tate|
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