Eurovision 2014: David Cameron admits he doesn’t know who Molly Smitten-Downes is
Saturday 10 May 2014
He can wax lyrical about all things political, including the advantages of leaving the European Union, but when it comes to the Eurovision song contest it seems that Prime Minister David Cameron is out of this depth.
The Prime Minister was caught out of his comfort zone on Friday when he admitted that he didn’t know who was representing the UK this year - and confessed that it was unlikely he would be watching the show.
Mr Cameron was speaking to broadcaster Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk, when he was asked if he was going to be watching this year’s song contest.
“Probably not, if I’m absolutely honest but I gather that the British entry’s got a slightly higher chance than usual, is that right?” the Premier replied cautiously.
Sensing his uncertainty, radio presenter, Mr Murphy then asked if Mr Cameron knew who was representing the UK this year.
“The awful thing is you’ve got me there. I don’t. Um…I’ve read so much…” he said.
Luckily, Mr Murphy saved the Prime Minister further embarrassment and told him “cheer for Molly then all will be well.”
“Right, I’ve got it,” Cameron said confidently, before unfortunately adding, “Is Terry Wogan still doing it?”
Mr Murphy broke the news that Terry Wogan no longer provided commentary for Eurovision,
“That’s a pity, isn’t it? He was great. He still is great,” Mr Cameron said.
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Mr Wogan last commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest six years ago in 2008. He stepped down in December of the same year, saying that he did not want to preside over “another debacle” and that it was time for someone else to take over.
He was the Eurovision commentator for Britain for 35 years and was succeeded by Graham Norton.
Molly Smitten-Downes will be representing the UK this year with her song ‘Children of the Universe’, and will be the last entry to perform in tonight’s competition.
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