The BBC has just announced that Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2024.
The news was announced during the Grand Final of BBCs show Strictly Come Dancing.
Olly revealed his passion for representing his nation at the Contest.
"I’ve loved watching Eurovision ever since I was a little kid and I’m beyond excited to be taking part next year," he said.
"As a young boy, I always looked forward to this incredible event of unbridled joy, the wonderfully chaotic mix of musical styles, theatrical performances, heartfelt emotion and humour. I really can’t believe I’m going to be a part of such a special legacy and fly the flag for the UK in the gayest way possible, it shall be an honour!"
"I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and it feels like the right moment to start releasing music under my own name. I’m determined to give it everything I’ve got and put on an excellent and unforgettable performance for you all!”
The 33-year-old is known for his extensive singing and actor career.
He is the former lead singer of Years&Years while also releasing solo work including collaborations with Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Pet Shop Boys.
Years&Years released three studio albums with two reaching no.1 in the UK and 'Communion' reaching no.5 in Australia.
The tracks 'King' and 'Shine' also finished no.9 and no.15 on the Australian ARIA singles charts.
In 2021 he collaborated with Australia's own Kylie Minogue on 'A Second to Midnight'.
He also an accomplished actor. He is best known for his main role in 'It's a Sin' but has even featured in theatre acting opposite Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw.
He also featured in the documentary 'Growing Up Gay'.
Years&Years and Olly have long been rumoured to be interested in representing the United Kingdom.
No news on when his song will be released.
The UK will compete in the Eurovision Grand Final on May 11 in Malmö, Sweden.
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