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Some famous faces set to welcome the world to Liverpool

24 April 2023 at 11:00 CEST
Ukrainian Everton FC player, Vitalii Mykolenko BBC Studios
A selection of some familiar faces from the city of Liverpool are uniting to show their support for 2022 Eurovision Song Contest winners Ukraine, filming some very special material with our host broadcaster, the BBC.
Ferry across the Mersey, Liverpool

Liverpool is beyond ready to welcome the world to this year's Eurovision Song Contest. And some well-known names have been coming on board to help extend that invite even further. 

Now, as well as the likes of actor Luke Evans and Spice Girl Melanie C, it's been revealed that a few more familiar faces - all with close ties to our Host City - will be getting involved in the broadcast of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

As part of a special video to be shown during the Semi-Final stages of the Contest, the city of Liverpool - including several of its personalities from the world of sport and television - will be welcoming viewers to its region and demonstrating its support for 2022 Contest winners Ukraine.

Fab Four statue on the Pier Head in Liverpool BBC

Ukrainian Everton FC player, Vitalii Mykolenko, who has been instrumental in the city's sport scene, will be seen in the stands of Goodison Park. The 23-year-old left-back previously played for FC Dynamo Kyiv back in his home country, before joining his current Premier League club last year. For an FA Cup Fifth Round match in March 2022 against Boreham Wood, he was named Everton captain as a show of solidarity against the conflict in Ukraine.

Liverpool FC Women's players, Emma Koivisto from Finland and Sofie Lundgaard from Denmark BBC Studios

Other sports stars making an appearance are Liverpool FC Women's players Emma Koivisto from Finland, and Sofie Lundgaard from Denmark, who can be seen proudly displaying the Ukrainian flag while kicking a ball around Liverpool's legendary Anfield Stadium.

Also in the VT, we'll be able to see that baking extraordinaire Paul Hollywood has created a Ukrainian welcome cake. His blue and yellow sponge, representing the colours of the Ukrainian flag, is sure to add an extra layer of eye-catching splendour for anyone watching at home!

Baking extraordinaire, Paul Hollywood BBC Studios