Graham Norton takes over Eurovision job

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    LONDON (Reuters) - Comedian Graham Norton is to take over as presenter of the Eurovision Song Contest, replacing Terry Wogan who bowed out after more than 30 years of hosting the show, the BBC announced on Friday.

    Wogan, who first commentated on the camp and kitsch contest in 1973 before taking up the role permanently in 1980, had become increasingly critical of the show's politics, with neighbouring countries voting for each other.

    Last year Britain's entry Andy Abraham finished joint last after receiving no votes from any of the 22 east European countries taking part.

    "I've had 35 wonderful years commentating on the Eurovision for radio and television," Wogan said.

    "From my first, in a small music-hall in Dublin, to my last, in the huge arena in Belgrade, it has been nothing but laughter and fun. The silly songs, the spectacle, the grandiose foolishness of it all.

    "I'll be sad to leave it all behind, but I'll be watching and listening, and happy to leave it in the witty hands of Graham."

    Norton said following in Wogan's footsteps was a "huge honour."

    "Sir Terry is nothing less than legend and is an impossible act to follow but somebody must and I just couldn't say no," he said.

    "I can't wait to get to Moscow -- with a combination of cheap vodka and a language barrier what could possibly go wrong?"

    The Eurovision Song Contest has been broadcast every year since 1956, making it one of the longest-running television programmes in the world.

    Britain last won in 1997 with "Love Shine A Light" by Katrina and the Waves.

    (Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)

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    Just when you thought there couldnt be any more reasons not to watch this utter tripe!!!
     
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    How much more camper can this shite get FFS!
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    Anybody who watches the Eurovision song contest should have their arseholes stitched up IMO.
     
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    I didnt know anybody actually watched it any more anyway the Eastern European voting is all fixed anyway and now Norton is hosting hahahaha what a load of bollox
     
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    If I was going to fix the Eurovision song shite I would do the following:

    1) Reduce the competition to the EU-17/EFTA countries (the East Europeans can create their own contest)
    2) All musicians must be from established bands and be able to either play an instrument or sing
    3) All songs must be in their native tongue (although I might be flexible on this one)
    4) 50% of the votes come from viewers the remaining 50% from a panel of International (non-EU) judges
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    Nuked...!!!