Laura Whitmore hosts Eurovision for BBC Three
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 April 2014
Laura Whitmore thinks it's "cool" she will join Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills to co-host the BBC's coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest
Laura Whitmore will host the Eurovision Song Contest for BBC Three.
The 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW!' presenter thinks it's "cool" she will join Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills to co-host the channel's coverage of the semi-finals in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Laura said: "I am going to be in Copenhagen doing some bits for BBC Three for Eurovision so that will be pretty cool. It's a tough life!"
Laura's new role follows the departure of last year's BBC Three co-host Ana Matronic, from US band Scissor Sisters, who is away touring in May.
Scott - who has been presenting BBC Three's coverage since 2011 - says he is happy to show Laura the ropes during what will be their "most fun" week.
He said: "I'm very excited to be presenting with Laura and showing her Eurovision for the first time. She has no idea what she's let herself in for. It's the most fun and surreal week ever."
The semi-finals takes place in the week before the BBC One's TV final on May 10, which will continue to be hosted by Graham Norton.
The UK has a guaranteed place in the final as it is one of the main funders of the event and will be represented by Leicester-born singer Molly Smitten-Downes.