Forest of Dean star set to represent UK at Eurovision 2024

BAFTA nominated actor, former Years & Years singer and Forest of Dean local, Olly Alexander, will represent the UK at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May 2024.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Forest of Dean singer and actor Olly Alexander will be flying the flag for the UK at Eurovision 2024.

Former Years & Years singer and industry acclaimed actor, Olly Alexander, will represent the UK at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö, Sweden — Gloucestershire's first ever entrant!

The multi-talented star grew up in Coleford in the Forest of Dean and is known for hits including 'Desire', 'King' and 'Hallucination'; as well as his role in Russel T Davies Channel 4 drama It's a Sin, being nominated for Leading Actor at the 2022 BAFTAs. 

Olly's Eurovision song is co-written with Danny L Harle, with more to be revealed over the coming months. 

The pop star said: ‘I’ve loved watching Eurovision ever since I was a little kid and I’m beyond excited to be taking part next year. As a young boy I always looked forward to this incredible event of unbridled joy, the wonderfully chaotic mix of musical styles, theatrical performances, heartfelt emotion and humour.

'I really can’t believe I’m going to be a part of such a special legacy and fly the flag for the UK in the gayest way possible, it shall be an honour!'

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May for the first semi-final; Thursday 9 May for the second semi-final; and Saturday 11 May 2024 for the grand final.

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