Rylan Clark admits to being criticized by Eurovision bosses during parties with British artists

Rylan Clark has admitted he’s been repeatedly scolded by UK Eurovision bosses for taking our contestants to spend a night on the tiles ahead of the live final.

The TV presenter has been involved with Eurovision since 2018, when he took over as BBC commentator during the competition’s semi-finals.

Speaking ahead of this year’s contest, Rylan told The Sun it has become something of a ‘tradition’ for him to take the UK representative to town in whatever country the competition is taking place in. Eurovision – although it didn’t always go so well with the organisers.

“It’s tradition that I always release the UK act, normally on Wednesdays or Thursdays,” he explained. “And then the head of delegation always picks on me for taking them out.”

Rylan was quick to add that, even after his next night out with British singer Sam Ryder, he “will make sure Sam is okay by Saturday night.”

Sam Ryder

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This year’s Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Turin, Italy, after rock band Måneskin won in 2021.

After the UK sadly fell to the bottom of the standings last year with zero points, things look a bit more promising this time around.

Sam is competing with his self-penned song Space Man, which has received heavy rotation on Radio 1 and Radio 2, and is a bookies favorite to win.

We last won Eurovision 25 years ago with Katrina And The Waves’ Love Shine A Light.

This year’s Eurovision final will be shown live on BBC One on Saturday May 14.

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