Rylan joins Eurovision 2018 hosting team alongside Graham Norton, Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc

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Rylan Clark-Neal has joined the hosting team for Eurovision 2018.

He will join radio DJ Scott Mills to commentate on the semi-finals live from Lisbon in May.

Rylan said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be saying I can’t wait to join the Eurovision family.

“As a massive fan of Eurovision I’ve already cracked out my Union Jack Spice Girls jacket and am packed, primed and ready to take on Lisbon.”

He added on Twitter: "Very excited to say I’m joining the @bbceurovision family alongside @grahnort and @scott_mills and will be a Semi Finals commentator in Lisbon. Dream come true mate. ✌🏽#Eurovision"

The semi-finals will air on BBC Four ahead of the grand final on BBC One.

Once again, Graham Norton will be in charge of the main ceremony where Mel Giedroyc will reveal the points given by the United Kingdom.

Finally, Ken Bruce will cover the show on BBC Radio 2.

The BBC tweeted today: "🇬🇧 Presenting our 2018 dream team! @Grahnort hosts the Grand Final on @BBCOne. Fresh from You Decide, we welcome @Rylan! He joins @scott_mills on @BBCFour for the semi-finals. Revealing the UK results? It's #MelGiedroyc while @RealKenBruce broadcasts #Eurovision @BBCRadio2 🙌"

The UK Eurovision act for 2018 was confirmed last month. SuRie and her song Storm, written by Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis and Sean Hargreaves, will head to Lisbon in May after being chosen in a live show.

SuRie is an actress and singer who is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing as a backing singer for Loïc Nottet in 2015 and Blanche at Eurovision 2017.

SuRie said about her song: “Storm is a smash! It’s a dynamic combination of a more intimate, piano lead, singer songwriter style start, building into this anthemic, soulful pop party!”

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