Yes, the domestic goddess will be serving up the points for the UK at this year's song contest
News flash: Nigella Lawson will be representing the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest … but not in the way you’re thinking.
The domestic goddess will be reading out the results of the nation’s voting live from London on Saturday 23 May. This year, the annual glittering competition is being held in Vienna.
Keeping our Lawson-levels topped up until she returns to our screens later this year with Simply Nigella on BBC2 – her first BBC appearance in three years – the cook confirmed her new role on Twitter in three different languages, of course.
The BBC is said to have asked Lawson to take part in the contest after she tweeted a picture of herself, complete with mock beard, during last year’s Eurovision in support of Austrian Conchita Wurst – who won the competition.
A source told the Guardian: “When she tweeted the picture of herself last year, Conchita-style, that was when it first came to our attention that she was a big Eurovision fan.
“With Scott [Mills] doing the Radio 1 Big Weekend, it was like, who do we ask, why don’t we ask Nigella? She’s a fan and she jumped at the chance.”
We really hope she’ll be presenting the scores from her kitchen while dishing up a Nutella cake – rather than nul points.
The UK’s hopes and dreams are pinned on Electro Velvet and their entry, Still In Love With You (nope, we’ve never heard of them either). Rumour has it that they'll wear specially designed LED costumes because, well, why not?