31 Mar SBS Announces New Hosts Of Eurovision
SBS has announced that radio host Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey will be taking over the reigns from the beloved Julia Zemiro at SBS as the co-hosts of the Eurovision Song Contenst, which screens from May 12th – 14th.
Australia will be participating in the contest for the third year running.
“Australians have embraced Eurovision since SBS’s first broadcast more than 30 years ago and as a nation, we feel incredible warmth and admiration for the countries, their cultures, the contest, and what it represents,” said SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid.
“Already loved by Australian audiences, Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst perfectly capture this spirit, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as SBS’s new Eurovision hosts.”
Myf Warhorse said she’s an old-hand at hosting Eurovision parties and can’t wait to rise to the occasion.
“I truly fell in love with Eurovision back in 1998 when Guildo Horn performed a sweaty bell solo mid song for Germany, and from there, it was love at first sight. It was an honour to be a member of the Aussie voting jury last year, but now, getting into the arena and actually hosting the glittery Olympics of music…. It’s an absolute dream gig for me. I’m still pinching myself!”
Joel Creasey added: “I couldn’t be more ready to accept the job of Eurovision host, and give Aussies an all-access pass that I think we truly deserve as gatecrashers. I’ve started studying up on this years’ acts and am going to need to map out my plan of dressing rooms to sneak into backstage – I’ve got my eye on the Swedish backup dancers and Romanian rap yodelers at this point.”
The Eurovision Song Contest, 7.30pm, May 12 – 14 on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from May 10.