Jenny does Eurovision

Eclair replaces Christopher Price

Jenny Eclair is to replace Christopher Price in a BBC celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The comic is to front a five-hour special called Liquid Eurovision on the night of the finals in Estonia on May 25.

Price hosted the search for Britain's entry into the contest before his death last month at the age of 34.

Eclair was one of the mourners at his funeral and had been a regular contributor to Price's daily entertainment show Liquid News.

A week of BBC Choice shows in the run-up to the event will be hosted by Lorraine Kelly, with guests including former Eurovision entrants Jay Aston of Bucks Fizz, Johnny Logan, Sonia and Nicki French.

On the final night, Eclair will be joined by Australian comedian Julia Morris and Eurovision expert Liam Jarnecki.

The coverage will be accompanied by a range of features on the Liquid News website, including a score sheet for viewers to award points for Karaoke Compatibility, Hair Flair, Bucks Fizzness and Sheer Bravado In the Face of Crappiness.

Published: 15 May 2002

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