United Kingdom: BBC confirmed as 60th anniversary show host?

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Speculation regarding which country will host the special 60th Anniversary show for the Eurovision Song Contest has been rising over the past number of months.

Back in October following the rise of speculation, ESCToday contacted the EBU to discuss the situation regarding the 60th anniversary show. The statement from the EBU can be found in our previous article here.

However speculation has since arisen again following a recent interview with the Executive Producer of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, Edgar Böhm. Speaking in an interview with eurosong.be, Edgar Böhm revealed:

The anniversary of the song contest is covered by a BBC show, they are looking back in the history.

However later that day, eurosong.be went on to interview the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand. When asked about the 60th anniversary show, Jon Ola Sand revealed:

It’s not yet decided. We’re still working on something that might be a concert from London, but of course we will coordinate very well between what’s happening [in Vienna] in May and what will happen there or somewhere else.

Whether the BBC will host the 60th Eurovision anniversary show still remains unclear, however an announcement regarding the final decision is expected to be revealed in due course.

Back in 2005, a special 50th anniversary show was hosted in the city of Copenhagen and was organised by the Danish national broadcaster, DR.

Stay tuned to ESCToday.com for the latest news on the United Kingdom and the Eurovision Song Contest