Eurovision 2018 // The UK Shortlist

The BBC has released this year’s shortlist for the UK’s Eurovision entry and it seems as though – slowly, but surely – we are beginning to find our step with the modern competition. As ever, we’re armed with opinions, stats and theory in order to figure out what will give us our best chance in Lisbon in May.

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Just Desserts

In a move that has baffled practically everybody, Channel 4’s Chief Creaive Officer, Jay Hunt, recently paid £75 million to move The Great British Bake Off from the BBC to C4. It will almost certainly prove to be a financially disastrous move – but she may yet think it was worth it. Why?

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The King Of Hearts

And so we say farewell to Paul Daniels, a truly groundbreaking figure at the BBC. A beloved light-entertainer who broke the mould in many ways – most notably, by only attempting to seduce women of legal, consenting age. Rest in peace, you sly fox…

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