Ireland’s Wild Youth Fire Creative Director over Comments about the Trans Community

April 26, 2023


With just one week to go until rehearsals begin for Eurovision 2023, Wild Youth and RTÉ (the Irish public broadcaster) have "cut ties" with their creative director Ian Banham

The band made the announcement on twitter, stating that Mr. Banham will not be “on or near their team” and apologise to anyone offended by his comment.

The response was prompted when it came to light that Mr. Banham had posted on Twitter referring to transgender women as men.

Mr. Banham has previously worked with Kylie Minogue, Cheryl and Lily Allen, according to his website.  He has also been worked on Dancing with the Stars Ireland.

RTÉ has said: “Ian Banham is no longer a member of Ireland’s Eurovision 2023 team. RTÉ won’t be making any further comment”.

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