Rylan Clark Banned from Partying with Eurovision Entrants After 2019 Incident

Rylan Clark, a BBC Radio 2 commentator, was banned from partying with Eurovision Song Contest entrants after a 2019 incident involving UK contestant Michael Rice. Clark will still commentate for BBC Radio 2 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.

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Rylan Clark Banned from Partying with Eurovision Entrants After 2019 Incident

Rylan Clark Banned from Partying with Eurovision Entrants After 2019 Incident

Rylan Clark, a 35-year-old BBC Radio 2 commentator, has revealed that he has been banned from partying with Eurovision Song Contest entrants in Malmö, Sweden. The ban stems from a 2019 incident involving Michael Rice, a former UK contestant.

During an interview on ITV's This Morning on Friday, May 10, Clark says details about the incident. "I've been in trouble before. I've sort of been banned from taking the acts out since 2019, when I took Michael Rice out the night before the jury show and brought him in at 8am in the morning, bless him," he revealed.

Despite the ban, Clark has been preparing to commentate for BBC Radio 2 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. He mentioned that he has been on his best behavior this year, only visiting the Euro Club once, which conveniently happens to be located in the hotel where he is staying.

"I'm not gonna lie, I've been really good this year. I've been really, really good. I've been to the Euro Club once, and bearing in mind it's actually in the hotel that we live in, so I can actually roll into bed, which is even better, but I've only been once. Tonight might be the night," Clark shared.

When asked if he would consider representing the UK himself at Eurovision, Clark joked, "I threaten the delegation every single year and whenever I don't get my own way with something I go, 'I'm telling you now, speak to me like that again and I'm going to represent us next year!' Listen, it's always been a dream of mine. Who knows what might happen in the future?"

This year, Olly Alexander will be representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest with his track "Dizzy". The grand final of the competition is set to take place over the weekend in Malmö.

Rylan Clark's revelation about his ban from partying with Eurovision entrants adds an interesting twist to his role as a commentator for the event. While he may not be able to fully immerse himself in the festivities, his enthusiasm for the competition remains strong. As the Eurovision Song Contest kicks off in Malmö, all eyes will be on the UK's Olly Alexander and the other contestants vying for the top spot.