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South West Norfolk MP Truss blames BBC for Eurovision debacle




South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss says it is the BBC's fault that the UK came last in Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.

Ms Trust, cabinet member for international trade, appeared on LBC radio on Monday and was asked whether our rock bottom placing showed Europeans didn't like us post-Brexit.

She said: "'I think there is a fundamental problem with the way that we are choosing our performances and singers for the Eurovision song contest.

Banham, Norfolk, 04/07/2020..Cabinet Minister Liz Truss MP visiting Banham Zoo on their first day of opening post Covid-19 lockdown. . .Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2020. (47496659)
Banham, Norfolk, 04/07/2020..Cabinet Minister Liz Truss MP visiting Banham Zoo on their first day of opening post Covid-19 lockdown. . .Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2020. (47496659)

"I don't think it is a post-Brexit snub. I think we need to have more competition to get the right entry, I think they need to be more tested with the public."

She quipped that LBC should be given the job of choosing the song over the BBC.

The competition, which was held in Rotterdam after the show was cancelled in 2020, was won by Italy's Maneskin's with Zitti E Buoni.

James Newman's UK entry Embers failed to garner a single vote from either the 39 juries or the public votes.



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