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Chloe Ferry goes braless as she braves the cold in Newcastle - www.thesun.co.uk - city Newcastle
thesun.co.uk
04.01.2023 / 15:05

Chloe Ferry goes braless as she braves the cold in Newcastle

CHLOE Ferry has braved the cold in Newcastle after stepping out for a day out in an eye-popping braless look. The former Geordie Shore star took to her Instagram to pose for snaps in a tiny crop top as she headed out for coffee. Chloe, 27, who is no stranger to wowing her fans online with busty snaps, revealed her assets in the white cut-out top.

Chloe Ferry stuns in a see-through leggings and bikini top as she braves the rain in Newcastle - www.thesun.co.uk - city Newcastle - county Hancock - county Adams
thesun.co.uk
30.12.2022 / 15:57

Chloe Ferry stuns in a see-through leggings and bikini top as she braves the rain in Newcastle

CHLOE Ferry hit the toon last night in a sexy outfit that showcased her gym-honed body. The Geordie Shore star braved the winter temperatures as she posed outside in a lemon bikini and see-through leggings. She looked tanned and toned, and swept her big hair to one side as she gave sultry eyes to the camera.

Peter Kay fans go wild as comedian reveals epic ‘special announcement’ about his tour - www.thesun.co.uk - Britain - London - Manchester - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
thesun.co.uk
09.12.2022 / 16:55

Peter Kay fans go wild as comedian reveals epic ‘special announcement’ about his tour

PETER Kay fans were celebrating tonight - after the TV star added a stack of new dates to his sold-out tour. The 49-year-old comedian explained he would be releasing a string of new shows after Peter Kay Live became the UK's hottest ticket.

Inside Jonnie Irwin’s whirlwind romance with wife as A Place in the Stun star reveals tough decision after cancer shock - www.thesun.co.uk - city Newcastle
thesun.co.uk
26.11.2022 / 14:31

Inside Jonnie Irwin’s whirlwind romance with wife as A Place in the Stun star reveals tough decision after cancer shock

TV PRESENTER Jonnie Irwin has described his love for wife Jess as they prepare for what could possibly be their last Christmas together. Jonnie, 48, diagnosed with terminal cancer, says he and Jess are the “perfect partnership” as he revealed their whirlwind relationship - which saw them marry within a year of meeting. He said: “I’d be lying if I didn’t say that Christmas will be tricky.

Westlife star Mark Feehily pulls out of major gig at last minute due to mystery illness - www.thesun.co.uk - Manchester - Las Vegas - city Newcastle
thesun.co.uk
26.11.2022 / 12:49

Westlife star Mark Feehily pulls out of major gig at last minute due to mystery illness

WESTLIFE star Mark Feehily has pulled out of a major gig at the last minute due to a mystery illness. The singer announced the news on his Instagram and wished his fellow bandmates luck as they prepare to perform without him.

I’m A Celeb’s Owen Warner is ‘the full package’ gushes his ex-girlfriend Chloe Ferry as she opens up on their split - www.thesun.co.uk - city Newcastle - Portugal
thesun.co.uk
23.11.2022 / 15:11

I’m A Celeb’s Owen Warner is ‘the full package’ gushes his ex-girlfriend Chloe Ferry as she opens up on their split

JUNGLE hunk Owen Warner’s ex-girlfriend is ready to crown him I’m A Celebrity champ, branding him “the full package”. Celebrity Big Brother star Chloe Ferry, 27, dated the Hollyoaks actor for six months — and wished it had worked out.

Dermot Kennedy on shunning parties, the chances of seeing him on I’m A Celeb and new album Sonder - www.thesun.co.uk - Britain - New York - Ireland - city Newcastle
thesun.co.uk
11.11.2022 / 14:39

Dermot Kennedy on shunning parties, the chances of seeing him on I’m A Celeb and new album Sonder

HIS debut album Without Fear topped both the UK and Ireland album charts and launched the Irish singer songwriter to the world. Three years on and Dermot Kennedy is back, loving being back on the road and playing live with new album Sonder released next week. And for the 30-year-old, it’s about keeping it real.

Peter Kay announces London gigs for his huge comeback tour - www.thesun.co.uk - London - Manchester - city Belfast - Birmingham - city Newcastle - Dublin - city Sheffield - county Kay
thesun.co.uk
09.11.2022 / 15:57

Peter Kay announces London gigs for his huge comeback tour

PETER Kay has announced he will be performing a monthly residency gig in London as part of his huge comeback today. The comedian, who revealed his return to stand-up over the weekend, will be the first artist in the world to perform each month at The O2 in London. It will start on December 16 and run until November 18 2023.

Gary Neville defends David Beckham's £10million Qatar sponsorship deal - www.dailystar.co.uk - city Abu Dhabi - Manchester - city Newcastle - Saudi Arabia - Qatar
dailystar.co.uk
20.10.2022 / 11:15

Gary Neville defends David Beckham's £10million Qatar sponsorship deal

Gary Neville has leapt to the defence of former Manchester United team-mate David Beckham, who has been highly criticised in recent weeks. The ex-England captain has been intensely scrutinised for accepting a £10million deal to be a paid ambassador for Qatar, ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Vicky Pattison 'fighting back tears' as she 'leaves her boys' to start new job - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Dubai - city Newcastle - Uae
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
19.10.2022 / 12:07

Vicky Pattison 'fighting back tears' as she 'leaves her boys' to start new job

Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison said she was 'fighting back tears' as she left her fiancé and dog to start a new job in Newcastle.

Manchester United issued Cristiano Ronaldo advice over Tottenham tactics - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - Sancho - city Newcastle
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
19.10.2022 / 00:33

Manchester United issued Cristiano Ronaldo advice over Tottenham tactics

Manchester United have been urged to retain Cristiano Ronaldo in their starting XI against Tottenham to counter the tactical approach favoured by opposition manager Antonio Conte.

Inspiral Carpets reunite for 2023 UK tour - www.nme.com - Britain - county Hall - city Newcastle - city Cambridge - county Oxford - county Northampton - city Brighton - city Manchester, county Hall
nme.com
18.10.2022 / 22:51

Inspiral Carpets reunite for 2023 UK tour

Inspiral Carpets have confirmed that they are reuniting for a UK tour in spring 2023 – see full dates below and find tickets here.The indie veterans will hit the road for gigs next March and April, with the tour kicking off in Northampton and stopping in Newcastle, Oxford, Brighton, Cambridge, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, London, Coventry and Frome.The band last played together in 2015, before they went on indefinite hiatus following the death of their drummer, Craig Gill. At the time the likes of Liam Gallagher, Stephen Holt and the city of Manchester paid tribute to Gill over Twitter.Formed by Clint Boon, Gill joined Inspiral Carpets at the age of just 14 in 1986.

Towie star Jordan Brook fuels romance rumours with Geordie Shore’s Sophie Kasaei as they’re spotted on date night - www.thesun.co.uk - Britain - Jordan - city Newcastle
thesun.co.uk
18.10.2022 / 17:03

Towie star Jordan Brook fuels romance rumours with Geordie Shore’s Sophie Kasaei as they’re spotted on date night

TOWIE star Jordan Brook has fuelled romance rumours with Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei after they were spotted on a date night. The reality stars were seen enjoying an evening out at a restaurant in Newcastle at the weekend, and both shared a similar photo of the venue.

Michael Bublé is coming to Manchester as part of huge 2023 'Higher' tour - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Aberdeen
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
18.10.2022 / 12:49

Michael Bublé is coming to Manchester as part of huge 2023 'Higher' tour

Fans of Michael Bublé will be able to see him live for the first time in fours years as he embarks on a huge world tour next year. Manchester is among the UK dates as part of his 'Higher' 2023 world tour.

Francis Uzoho sends message to Manchester United star David de Gea after Newcastle draw - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Spain - Manchester - Madrid - city Newcastle - Nigeria - Cyprus - city Nicosia
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
17.10.2022 / 12:35

Francis Uzoho sends message to Manchester United star David de Gea after Newcastle draw

Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho described Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea as a 'legend' after the Spaniard made his 500th appearance for the Reds against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Manchester United told David de Gea can give Erik ten Hag surprise transfer boost - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Spain - Manchester - Madrid - city Newcastle - city Ferguson
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
17.10.2022 / 09:51

Manchester United told David de Gea can give Erik ten Hag surprise transfer boost

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has suggested that the Reds could save millions by offering shot-stopper David de Gea a new contract at Old Trafford.

Why Cristiano Ronaldo came off for Manchester United vs Newcastle - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - city Newcastle - city Nicosia
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
17.10.2022 / 06:39

Why Cristiano Ronaldo came off for Manchester United vs Newcastle

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he substituted Cristiano Ronaldo in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle to keep him fresh for upcoming Premier League fixtures against Tottenham and Chelsea.

Heinz tomato soup splattered over £76m Van Gogh Sunflower painting as arrests made - www.dailystar.co.uk - Australia - Britain - Paris - city Newcastle - Somalia
dailystar.co.uk
14.10.2022 / 17:39

Heinz tomato soup splattered over £76m Van Gogh Sunflower painting as arrests made

food over the Sunflower artwork this morning (October 14) before gluing themselves to a nearby wall.Protesters who identified themselves as Anna Holland, 20, and Phoebe Plummer, 21, took part in the protest demanding the Government stops all new oil and gas projects.READ MORE: British petrol pumps running dry as anti-oil protestors dig tunnel under key refineryThey reckon the soup-themed protest symbolises how many families can’t afford to heat a meal.One shouted at bemused onlookers: "What is worth more, art or life? Is it worth more than food? More than justice?"Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting, or the protection of our planet and people?"Fortunately for Van Gogh fans, the painting is thought to have survived the attack as it is protected by a sheet of glass.Just Stop Oil has held a series of high-profile protests across Britain as part of ongoing climate action.Elsewhere, the Mona Lisa in Paris fell victim to a cake attack while protesters stuck themselves to famous pieces by Botticelli and Boccioni, and Extinction Rebellion protesters in Australia were arrested for gluing themselves to a Picasso.Defiant Anna, from Newcastle, told reporters: “UK families will be forced to choose between heating or eating this winter, as fossil fuel companies reap record profits.“But the cost of oil and gas isn't limited to our bills."Somalia is now facing an apocalyptic famine, caused by drought and fuelled by the climate crisis."Millions are being forced to move and tens of thousands face starvation."This is the future we choose for ourselves if we push for new oil and gas."Metropolitan Police officials confirmed on Twitter the pair had been arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass.They added:

A* student dropped dead on first night of university after toxic combination - www.dailystar.co.uk - Ireland - city Newcastle
dailystar.co.uk
11.10.2022 / 18:53

A* student dropped dead on first night of university after toxic combination

student who dropped dead on her first night at university died from a toxic blend of alcohol and ketamine, an inquest revealed. Jeni Larmour, 18, was an aspiring architect and set off to Newcastle University to start her career adventure in 2020.But her time was tragically cut short after she was pronounced dead on October 3 of that year. READ MORE Mum downed 40 shots of Baileys before crashing into six cars and swinging at witnesses Her mother began the hearing at Newcastle Coroner’s Court with a heartwrenching pen portrait about her loving daughter who had left Ireland to continue her studies.The former deputy head girl at the Royal Armagh Grammar School, from Newtonhamilton, Northern Ireland , had enrolled to urban planning and architecture at the university.Pathologist Dr Nigel Cooper said police informed him of the circumstances of her death before he carried out a post-mortem examination, with the emergency services attending student accommodation around 5.30am and finding her lifeless.Dr Cooper said: “She had arrived in Newcastle from Northern Ireland the previous day, she had been with other occupants of her flat on that evening, alcohol had been consumed and there were indications that other substances may have been taken as well.”A toxicology report showed she had a blood alcohol level of 197mg per 100ml of blood when the legal driving limit was 80mg – putting her around two and a half times over that level, indicating “at least a moderate level of intoxication”.

Eurovision Song Contest: Liverpool Picked As 2023 Host City - deadline.com - Britain - Manchester - Ukraine - Russia - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
deadline.com
08.10.2022 / 00:37

Eurovision Song Contest: Liverpool Picked As 2023 Host City

Liverpool has been selected as host city for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, the wildly popular music competition that will be entering its 67th year. The city of the Beatles won out Friday over Glasgow, the fellow finalist from a shortlist of UK cities that included Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Eurovision Song Contest confirms Liverpool as host city for May 2023 show - www.dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Scotland - Italy - Manchester - Ukraine - Russia - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
dailystar.co.uk
07.10.2022 / 21:51

Eurovision Song Contest confirms Liverpool as host city for May 2023 show

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will officially be held in Liverpool.Earlier this year, it was revealed the international music competition would be hosted in the UK amid last year's winning country Ukraine being deemed too high risk due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.The UK placed second in the 2022 contest with Sam Ryder's Space Man. READ MORE: Eurovision Song Contest bosses deciding between Liverpool and Glasgow to host eventLast month, a shortlist of seven UK cities was whittled down to Glasgow and Liverpool and Eurovision presenter Graham Norton has now confirmed Liverpool will host next year's show on May 13.Graham revealed the chosen host city during an appearance on The One Show on Friday evening (October 7).Speaking to presenters Alex Jones and Roman Kemp, the RuPaul's Drag Race UK judge, 59, shared the exciting verdict after months of speculation.Initially, six Northern cities and the Scottish location of Glasgow were revealed to be in contention to fill in for a Ukrainian city as host.Alongside Glasgow and Liverpool, these included Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle.Eurovision 2022 was held in Turin, Italy following Italian band Måneskin storming to victory with their song Zitti E Buoni in 2021.Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 contest with their track Stefania but the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) ruled that runner-up the UK should host in Ukraine's place.Reacting to the news on Twitter, fans shared their delighted reactions.One fan wrote: "So glad Liverpool got the Eurovision. It makes perfect sense given they are known for their vibrant music scene.

Newly-single Chloe Ferry shows her ex what he’s missing in skintight workout gear in Newcastle - www.thesun.co.uk - city Newcastle
thesun.co.uk
07.10.2022 / 17:47

Newly-single Chloe Ferry shows her ex what he’s missing in skintight workout gear in Newcastle

NEWLY-SINGLE Chloe Ferry showed off her famous curves in skintight workout gear. The Geordie Shore star, 27, looked sensational in a pair of figure-hugging red leggings and a black sports crop top. The TV favourite showed off her weight loss as she was pictured leaving the gym in Newcastle on Friday.

Disabled woman forced to drag herself to loo on plane slams airline for blaming husband - www.dailystar.co.uk - Britain - city Newcastle
dailystar.co.uk
07.10.2022 / 17:09

Disabled woman forced to drag herself to loo on plane slams airline for blaming husband

forced to drag herself to the toilet.Jennie Berry went viral on Twitter after being filmed dragging herself down the aisle of the plane to the toilet as no aisle chair was available.Jennie, who is paralysed from the waist down, claimed that one of the air stewardesses suggested that she should have worn a nappy onboard the flight from Newcastle Airport to Palma in Majorca.

UK’s Eurovision 2023 host city to be revealed tonight - www.nme.com - Britain - Manchester - Ukraine - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
nme.com
07.10.2022 / 14:13

UK’s Eurovision 2023 host city to be revealed tonight

Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is set to be announced this evening (October 7).Last month, it was confirmed that either Glasgow or Liverpool will be staging next year’s event on behalf of Eurovision 2022 winners Ukraine. A shortlist of seven potential cities was announced in August before organisers whittled it down to two.Yesterday (October 6), BBC Eurovision commentator Graham Norton told Chris Evans on Virgin Radio that he would be “discussing where Eurovision is going to be” on TV tonight alongside this year’s runner-up, Sam Ryder.“Because we’ll know by then,’ Norton said.

British Superbike rider Chrissy Rouse, 26, dies after horror crash at weekend - www.dailystar.co.uk - Britain - city Newcastle
dailystar.co.uk
07.10.2022 / 01:41

British Superbike rider Chrissy Rouse, 26, dies after horror crash at weekend

READ MORE: Why one of Britain's Formula E prospects can't wait to leave the seriesBritish Superbikes also paid tribute to Rouse and thanked the medical services who took care of him. "It is with great regret that we have to announce that Chrissy Rouse has succumbed to his injuries and passed away peacefully," the statement continued."On behalf of Chrissy's family they wish to convey their deep appreciation for the support and well wishes that they have received in recent days.

'I left £50k-a-year job to chase my dream of becoming an artist' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Australia - city Newcastle
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
04.10.2022 / 13:25

'I left £50k-a-year job to chase my dream of becoming an artist'

A deputy headteacher earning £50,000-a-year decided to give up his career to follow his passion.

AO Arena and Bridgewater Hall operator made almost 1,000 people redundant in Covid pandemic - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - city Newcastle - city Aberdeen
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
03.10.2022 / 14:39

AO Arena and Bridgewater Hall operator made almost 1,000 people redundant in Covid pandemic

The group that operates Manchester's AO Arena and Bridgewater Hall made almost 1,000 people redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic and lost over £8m, it has been revealed.

1978: Winter of Discontent, review: strikes, a cost-of-living crisis and Angel Delight - www.msn.com - city Newcastle
msn.com
03.10.2022 / 06:35

1978: Winter of Discontent, review: strikes, a cost-of-living crisis and Angel Delight

1978: The Winter of Discontent. It was one of those social history programmes thrown together by Channel 5. You know the type: archive footage, celebrity talking heads, and a desire to pad out the serious stuff – strikes, inflation – with nostalgia.

'My lying relative boasted he'd won £171m on EuroMillions – then asked to hire caravan' - www.dailystar.co.uk - city Newcastle
dailystar.co.uk
01.10.2022 / 17:05

'My lying relative boasted he'd won £171m on EuroMillions – then asked to hire caravan'

EuroMillions jackpot was reportedly lying to his friends and family while tapping them up for money.Rob Strain, 33, from Newcastle, allegedly told those close to him that his numbers came out in the September 23 jackpot draw, and even boasted about it in his local shop.The out-of-work roofer even sent around photographs of him viewing mansions, cars, said he was going into hiding and even that he was seeking private security, The Sun reported.READ MORE: Death Row Killer seeking nitrogen death enjoyed last meal despite cancelled executionPeople on his housing estate allegedly began to grow suspicious, however, when he and his girlfriend started to borrow money. A family source reportedly told The Sun: “Some people have fallen for his story and given him money, but most of us know he’s deluded and that it’s all lies and he’s on the take.“He’s been to view three mansions, including one for £3.9million.

Home and Away newcomer Heather's life - Hollywood fame, filming struggles and glam snaps - www.dailystar.co.uk - Australia - Hollywood - Ireland - city Newcastle - county Nolan
dailystar.co.uk
30.09.2022 / 15:43

Home and Away newcomer Heather's life - Hollywood fame, filming struggles and glam snaps

Home and Away newcomer Sofia Nolan has recently joined the cast as the newest resident of Summer Bay.Sofia has taken on the role of Heather, who appears to be set on stirring up some trouble for fan favourite Marilyn.Away from the Australian soap, Heather has a fruitful career in acting and has starred in a Hollywood blockbuster, as well as some big name Aussie shows and stage productions.READ MORE:Home and Away Marilyn star's life – co-star romance, WHSmith heir hubby and DOI fameIf you want to know more about the new Summer Bay resident then look no further - keep reading to find out more about her career, life and how she landed the part in one of Australia's most popular soap operas.Sofia is originally from Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia and has worked in Australian theatre.The actress has also worked on films and in television in both Australia and Ireland, with her most notable roles being in Drop Dead Weird, Kiki and Kitty, Preppers, RFDS and now, of course, Home and Away.She also had a role in Hollywood blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong, in which she played a “mean girl”.The action movie, which was released in 2021, saw Sofia star alongside big name actors such as Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall and Kaylee Hottle as well as the film’s director Adam Wingard.Sofia spoke to Tracy Mac on Newcastle in the Morning about her experience landing the big time soap role.An eager Nolan opened up on her experience on set and admitted that she didn’t have much prior knowledge of the soap but called it a “bucket list” casting for any Australian actor.Sofia said: “So I got the audition through my agency [...] and I actually didn’t really know much about the character, I didn’t know much about her

When are the train strikes in October? Full list of dates for planned rail worker walk-outs - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Norwich - city Brighton
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
29.09.2022 / 20:11

When are the train strikes in October? Full list of dates for planned rail worker walk-outs

A series of train strike dates are planned throughout October over an ongoing dispute regarding jobs, pay, and working conditions.

Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson spends night in A&E as son Rox taken to hospital with infection - www.msn.com - Charlotte - county Crosby - city Newcastle
msn.com
28.09.2022 / 16:03

Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson spends night in A&E as son Rox taken to hospital with infection

Marnie first sparked concern for her oldest child when she posted a photo of the little one in hospital, writing: "Spending our night in A&E with Rox, think he has an ear infection bless him. " Marnie, who gave birth to second son Oax earlier this year, has since returned to Instagram to plug her new lash business, but gave no update on how Rox was doing.

Either Liverpool or Glasgow will host Eurovision 2023 with winner to be crowned 'within weeks' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Ukraine - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield - county Will
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
27.09.2022 / 17:51

Either Liverpool or Glasgow will host Eurovision 2023 with winner to be crowned 'within weeks'

Either Liverpool or Glasgow will host Eurovision 2023. The shortlist of cities has been cut from seven to just two today.

Eurovision 2023: BBC announces two UK cities in the running host Song Contest for Ukraine - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Ukraine - Russia - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
ok.co.uk
27.09.2022 / 17:11

Eurovision 2023: BBC announces two UK cities in the running host Song Contest for Ukraine

Either Liverpool or Glasgow is set to host the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine next year, it has been announced. Ukraine, who had this year's winning act Kalush Orchestra, have been left unable to host next year due to the country's ongoing war with Russia.

Eurovision Update: U.K. Shortlist Whittled Down to Two Candidates for Host City - variety.com - Manchester - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
variety.com
27.09.2022 / 16:39

Eurovision Update: U.K. Shortlist Whittled Down to Two Candidates for Host City

K.J. Yossman The host city for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in the U.K., is one step closer to being announced. Last month the shortlist was unveiled, with Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield all in the mix. Cardiff was also in the running to host but withdrew, citing the fact that their largest venue, the Principality Stadium, would have had to cancel a “significant number” of events. Today, it was revealed that Glasgow and Liverpool will be the two cities to duke it out in a bid to host the contest, which takes place annually in May.

Eurovision: Update due on 2023 host city shortlist - www.nme.com - Britain - Manchester - Ukraine - Birmingham - city Newcastle - city Sheffield
nme.com
27.09.2022 / 13:15

Eurovision: Update due on 2023 host city shortlist

Eurovision is expected today (September 27).The UK’s entry Sam Ryder came in at second place to Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra in this year’s competition, scoring an impressive 466 points overall with his song ‘Space Man’.It was later confirmed that the BBC would host next year’s event on these shores on behalf of Ukraine due to the ongoing war in the latter country.Last month, organisers revealed the seven shortlisted cities: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.The locations were selected having met certain criteria, such as venue capacity, being within easy reach of an international airport, and having enough hotel accommodation to hold delegates, journalists and spectators.Per the BBC, the selection process was heavily weighted towards the cities proving past experience in hosting major international events, as well as being able to demonstrate their ability to stage a celebration of contemporary music.Th chosen cities then entered a second and final stage in the process, through which they were asked to submit further details on their Eurovision plans.It was said at the time that a winner would be picked by the BBC in conjunction with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and the successful city would be announced in the autumn.Now, multiple outlets are reporting that the BBC will make a Eurovision 2023 announcement at some point today.

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