John Bishop’s brilliant Brexit suggestion for Eurovision: ‘Can’t sing in our language!’

Eurovision 'should be taken away from BBC' says guest

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John Bishop, Holly Willoughby and David Walliams are joining the panel of The Masked Dancer as this season’s guest panellists. The ITV series, a spin-off of The Masked Singer, will see secret celebrity dancers fight for their place in the competition, while performing in elaborate costumes. In addition to the regular panel – Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and newcomer Oti Mabuse – Ms Willoughby, John and David will be putting their detective skills to the test.

On the announcement, comedian John, who has been announced as starring in the upcoming series of Doctor Who, said: “I went to The Masked Dancer recording not sure what it would be like, but it was the most fun I’ve had for a long time.

“The show is crazy – but in a good way – and seeing the video wall with all the viewers and families at home watching gives it an extra spice.

“It was a really fun evening and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

As anticipation for the show, due to air this evening, grows, unearthed reports shed light on John’s personal views.

In 2017, the comedian came up with a “brilliant” suggestion for the Eurovision Song Contest.

He wrote on Twitter: “Brexit negotiations should be that if they don’t give us a good deal, they can’t sing in our language at Eurovision.”

Many users seemed to love the idea.

One said: “Probably the best suggestion so far!”

Another one added: “Actually shows how big a player we were in Europe and how much concession we got.

“Can you imagine the UK being told to sing in Dutch?! Nope!”

A third one joked: “They could always claim to be singing in Australian.”

This year’s music contest saw Italy winning in Rotterdam with the song “Zitti e Buoni”.

Måneskin singer Damiano David shouted “Rock and roll never dies” as the group collected their glass microphone trophy.

It was another disappointing night for the UK, though, with James Newman’s Embers scoring zero points.

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It is the fifth time the UK has come last, and the second time it has received no points.

The first time was in 2003 when Jemini sang Cry Baby.

Commentator Graham Norton reacted by saying: “I’m trying to put a positive spin on it but I feel so sorry for James.

“A lot of disappointed people in that arena tonight, but thrilled to be a part of Eurovision.”

Online critics pointed the finger at Brexit as one of the key factors as to why the UK underperformed amid a year of political battles over vaccines and trade deals.

Social media users raged against the eurocentric political show with some even calling for the UK to boycott the competition next year.

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One angry user tweeted: “Shame on the nasty Euro-v countries…Jealous of our independence Brexit.”

Another one said: “Let’s face it.

“Brexit had sod all to do with UK independence. It was a middle finger to Eurovision.

“Brexit clearly is the cause of this. The song Embers was amazing and one of the best in years, so to get 0 points is a joke.”

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