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Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2024

Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2024

Pop star Olli Alexander will represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

The Years and Years lead singer and BAFTA Award-winning actor's place in the Swedish competition was announced during the Strictly Come Dancing final on Saturday.

During the episode, Alexander stepped out of the golden door frame to read a small publication about voting in the dance competition.

Years & Years lead singer Olly Alexander performs during TRNSMT Festival (Leslie Martin/PA)

Claudia Winkleman told the 33-year-old from Harrogate, North Yorkshire: “Now Ollie, you've got some news for us, and if that's all right with you, can we have a drum roll please?”

The drums started and Alexander said: “I'm representing Claudia. I can exclusively reveal that I will be representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest.”

He added, smiling: What can I tell you? “I'm planning it now, it's going to be amazing – I love Eurovision so much, I'm so excited, it's going to be amazing” – before shouting “Sweden” alongside Winkelmann.

The song he will perform in Malmo next May has not yet been announced, but the BBC has confirmed that it was co-written by Alexander and Danny L Harley, who have produced hits for Dua Lipa, Chick and Charli XCX.

Over the past decade with Years and Years, Alexander has scored five top 10 UK singles and two number one albums.

He won a BAFTA for his performance as Richie Tozier in the Channel 4 drama series It's a Sin.

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