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Sunday 17 December 2017

Angela hosts the good, the bad and the mad for Eurovision tribute

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Angela Scanlon
Angela Scanlon

Hark! Is that the rumbling of glitter canons and the squeak of Johnny Logan's leather trews?

Why it can only mean one thing - tack-tastic extravaganza The Eurovision is just around the corner.

To coincide with the contest, our favourite flame haired broadcaster, Angela Scanlon (soz Blathnaid), is to front a new RTE show all about Ireland's most memorable entries.

The series will trace Ireland's 50-year involvement in the contest and will feature clips of the good, the bad and the mad.

Angela went to Copenhagen last year to soak up the Eurovision atmosphere and to hang out with Marty Whelan and Conchita Wurst.

"The show celebrates all things Eurovision," she said.

As if that wasn't enough excitement - this Friday The Late Late Show will hold the Eurosong special. Fingers crossed Linda Martin and Billy McGuinness show up.

But before Angela's all-singing, all-dancing doc hits our screens, the broadcaster is busy working away on The Voice UK - which unlike our own version - is not facing the chop.

"It's going well and has been a good laugh," she told The Diary.

Fun

"But I can't wait for the live shows to kick off in March. That's when the real fun begins!"

The TV host landed the covetable gig after going through a fairly unusual audition process.

"I had to sing Tom Jones's It's Not Unusual with my mouth stuffed full of pink and white penny sweets," she said.

"It's now my karaoke tune. I did it with 10 but apparently (Big Brother host) Emma Willis got 16 in her mouth, which is pretty astonishing."

Angela has spent the last week rushing about London town checking out catwalk shows as the former stylist has a keen eye for fashion.

"Simone Rocha's show was incredible, it was in an old church. People were blown away. I also loved Margaret Howell, Topshop, Danielle Romeril and Holly Fulton."

Scanlon indulged in a spot of people watching around fashion Mecca Somerset House and spotted several well-known, faces including Kendall Jenner - who bathed in the glow of trigger-happy photographers.

"There seemed to be quite a lot of fuss when she turned up," Scanlon laughed.

The London based presenter's show Full Frontal went down a treat and a dream with viewers and with a bit of luck should return to our goggleboxes next year.

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