One lucky winner and a guest will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at next year�s Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki together with Sir Terry Wogan, Ken Bruce and the BBC production team. The fact that, so far, the Eurovision package was by far the highest money raising lot, earning a staggering £47,000 for the charity Children in Need certainly tells a story. The 'Sir Elton John package in New York came second raising £32.000, followed by Racing at Royal Ascot with £30.000 together with the nature loving lot Fly with the eagles. The United Kingdom's 2006 entrant, Daz Sampson, happily admitted that he had been in the bidding!
The lucky ticket sold for £47.000 ( about €70.000) at BBC 2 Radio Children in need appeal. The winner will join Terry in the commentary box during rehearsals, attend the final as well and “ enjoy the spectacle unfold and enjoy the outrageous antics that only happen at Eurovision”.
Daz Sampson spoke to esctoday.com today and admitted that he had been keen on the prize. Although he strongly hopes to be in Helsinki as the first person to represent the United Kingdom twice in succession, he said of the prize: That's absolutely fantastic and it has gone to a fantastic cause! It just goes to show how popular Eurovision is in the United Kingdom now! We bid up to £8,000 and my reserve was £10k". Daz works hard to raise money for charity and made a large donation from winnings he madeearlier thisyear when he bet on himself to win Making Your Mind Up.
Christmas with Sir Cliff Richard for £12.000
The “Christmas with Sir Cliff Richard” lot sold for £12.000 ( about €18.000). The lucky winner will get tickets to see the two time former Eurovision Song Contest participant performas well asthe chance to meet the man in person. Sir Cliff Richard holds the unique record of being the only artist to have a Number One Hit in five different decades.
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