Sweden: Petra Mede in negotiations for an international role on BBC

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Sweden’s most loved Eurovision personality, Petra Mede, who hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and 2016, is negotiating with the British broadcaster BBC in favour of an international role. “It depends on how it combines with my private life”, says Mede to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Petra is going on a spring tour called Den ofrivilliga divan (The unintended diva) where she speaks about the burning questions of her life and the difficulties behind the glitter and glamour. It’s a one-woman’s show that will run in Gothenburg starting late March where Petra was raised. Currently, Petra takes part in a couple of SVT’s Kids Channel (Barnkanalen).

After hosting the Eurovision Song Contest twice and the Eurovision Greatest Hits show in London in between, international offers began to arrive. Petra’s agent has various contacts but she currently focuses on her current work. “I have a child and she’s pretty small (four years old), and nothing is more important than her. Afterwards I can see how my professional life fits into that”, she adds.

Eurovision in Numbers – narrated by Petra Mede on Semifinal 2, 2016

It is the combination between her private family life and her career that’s most important for Petra. “I think that being a mother is the best, but if I wouldn’t work so I’m gonna miss that too. It is very relaxing that I don’t have to prove myself and can do whatever I want.”

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