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UK: Not even a volcano can stop us!

20 May 2010 at 22:08 CEST

Recently there has been a lot of speculation about how the now infamous ash cloud would affect contestants' ability to get to Oslo. Luckily the majority have made it but for the United Kingdom delegation, the threat of strikes on top of the ash cloud was one too many. 

It was decided that Josh Dubovie and the BBC team would make the journey by bus and ferry. In a press release from the UK delegation, "the route includes a coach trip to Harwich, going via ferry to Esbjerg, Denmark, driving three hours north through Denmark to catch a ferry from Hirtshals to Larvik in Norway. Arriving early hours of Saturday and then another coach to get into Oslo approximately 4.30am" 

A flight from London to Oslo takes about two hours whilst this journey will take a sweet 36 hours, getting Josh to Oslo just in time for his first rehearsal on Saturday! 


**UPDATE 21/05/2010 13:34**

We have received word from the BBC delegation that Josh is holding out well. He said, "I wasn't sure if I'd have my sea legs and it's the first time I've slept on a boat but it was really comfy.  Everyone has been coming up to me and been wishing me lots of luck for Eurovision. Now I'm looking forward to rehearsals."

In the meantime let's wish Josh Dubovie and the United Kingdom delegation good luck with their journey and we'll be waiting with congratulations upon his arrival in Norway.

Oh, and remember to visit the BBC's Eurovision Song Contest page on Facebook to receive updates on his progress!