Russell Grant offered Malta's Eurovision song
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 December 2011
Russell Grant has been asked by Malta to be the country's representative at next year's Eurovision Song Contest
Russell Grant has been approached to represent Malta in next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
The TV astrologer has been contacted by representatives from the Mediterranean island who have asked him if he wants to perform the country's entry in 2012.
They want him to sing and then during his live performance dance with Flavia Cacace, his partner from 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
A friend of Russell's told The Sun newspaper: "He was thrilled but a bit perplexed to be asked represent Malta as he has no link to the country. The premise would be Russell singing and then breaking off into a dance with Flavia."
Although Russell is flattered by the offer he intends to decline because he has ambitions of representing the UK at next year's competition.
'Strictly Come Dancing' singer Hayley Sanderson has written a track for Russell and preliminary discussions have been held with the BBC - who broadcast the competition - to find out if he can be put forward as a possible representative.
At one point Russell - who proved a massive hit with viewers when he competed on the ballroom dancing show - was also rumoured to be in the running to host the coverage of the event on BBC One.