By Ellie Iorizzo, PA Senior Entertainment Reporter
Yesterday astatine 22:35
The BBC has announced it volition beryllium auctioning disconnected costumes and props utilized successful this year’s Eurovision Song Contest arsenic portion of its sustainability efforts.
There volition beryllium much than 60 items to spell nether the hammer, including parts of the spectacular signifier successful Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena which the King and Queen unveiled weeks earlier the competition.
The broadcaster said fans volition person the accidental to ain “props, posters, outfits, and costume patterns” from the 3 unrecorded shows, including the expansive last wherever British hopeful Mae Muller placed 2nd from bottommost with her way I Wrote A Song.
Bidding for the auction volition statesman astatine 10am connected May 30, with 20% of the proceeds being divided betwixt ACC Liverpool Foundation and BBC Media Action.
The remainder of the wealth made volition beryllium fixed to BBC Studios, “whose profits are returned to the BBC to assistance money programmes and services”, the corp said.
Sally Mills, caput of sustainability astatine BBC Studios, said: “Sustainability is astatine the bosom of everything we bash astatine BBC Studios, some connected and offscreen.
“We person a work to run with arsenic minimal an interaction connected the situation arsenic possible, and are ever looking for innovative ways successful which to further prosecute audiences with our content, and widen the beingness of our sets and costumes.
“What amended mode to bash this than to springiness fans the accidental to ain a portion of Eurovision history?”
This year, Eurovision took spot successful Liverpool aft the UK was chosen to big the contention connected behalf of war-torn Ukraine – which won the past contest.
Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, Julia Sanina and Graham Norton hosted the expansive last connected May 13, which saw Sweden’s Loreen tempest to victory, making past arsenic the archetypal pistillate and 2nd idiosyncratic to triumph the opus contention doubly aft her triumph successful 2012.