The celebrity chef will be answering the call from Vienna on Saturday night.
Nigella Lawson will be announcing the results of the British vote at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The TV chef announced the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon after one of her followers asked her whether rumours he had heard about her reading out the results of Britain’s vote were true.
Joseph Beaver asked her ‘Saw some tweets from Eurovision Land. Are you reading the results for the UK next Saturday. Please confirm. Thanks. Joe.’ 55 year old Nigella responded with “Yes it’s true, Oui c'est vrai, Ja Ja, das ist wahr,” getting into the spirit by answering in English, French and German!
Nigella Lawson will be announcing the UK's voting results at Eurovision 2015
The United Kingdom’s entry – or should that be United Kingdom nul points? – is ‘Still In Love With You’ by pop two-piece Electro Velvet, consisting of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas.
The UK’s record at recent Eurovision contests has hardly been stellar, with three last place finishes since the turn of the millennium, including Jemini’s infamously out-of-tune 2003 entry ‘Cry Baby’ which failed to pick up any points at all.
The annual cheesy pop fest, festooned with irony and a sprinkling of camp, takes place in Vienna this Saturday (May 23rd). The Austrian capital won the right to host this year’s Eurovision when Conchita Wurst memorably won the 2014 edition with her song ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’.
Yes, it's true. Oui, c'est vrai. Ja, das ist wahr. https://t.co/X6dVnik2JG— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) May 18, 2015
She’ll be taking over the green room at this Saturday’s event, which will be hosted at Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer. The semi-finals of the competition start tomorrow (Tuesday May 19th) with the final section occurring at the weekend.
Nigella Lawson will be returning to British TV screens later this year with a new series of her show ‘Simply Nigella’ on BBC2. Earlier this month, she received the bad news that her U.S. cooking show ‘The Taste’ had been axed by the ABC network, following a catastrophic collapse in ratings.