Lauren Layfield and HRVY are the United Kingdom’s commentators for Junior Eurovision 2022

November 21, 2022

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The BBC have confirmed that Lauren Layfield and HRVY will be the United Kingdom's commentators for Junior Eurovision 2022.

Both Lauren and HRVY will be following this years contest live from Salford in Manchester, which will be broadcast live on BBC One on Sunday, 11th December, and they are both very excited with their new roles.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be nicking Graham Norton’s job for Junior Eurovision! I’m such a huge fan of 'grown-up' Eurovision, it’s the biggest and best music competition in the world and I live for the outrageous costumes, the jaw-dropping staging and the Euro-pop bangers! The Junior Contest is going to be no exception, showcasing best young talent across Europe. We’ve genuinely got a certified bop from 13-year-old UK entry Freya Skye, so Union Jacks at the ready, I’ll see you live on BBC One and CBBC on December 11th!"

Lauren Layfield

"I'm so excited to be hosting Junior Eurovision, I can't wait to see the creativity of young talent on the show. As a singer myself I know the immense sense of excitement they’ll be feeling, it really is an amazing opportunity."

HRVY

Who are Lauren Layfield and HRVY?

Lauren Layfield is a British journalist, television and radio presenter, who works mainly for radio station Capital FM and children’s television channel CBBC, hosting shows such as All Over The Place and The Dog Ate My Homework, among others.

As part of her work for Capital FM, she presented the weekend shows in 2018, before becoming one of the main relief presenters for Roman Kemp on Capital Early Breakfast in 2019 alongside Rob Howard.

Harvey Cantwell, known professionally as HRVY, is a British singer and television personality. His singing career began in 2013 with the release of his debut single “Thank You” when he was just 14 years old. Since then, he has gone on to release multiple singles, and three EPs, in July 2017, November 2017 and January 2022.

HRVY made his television debut in 2014, as one of six presenters of Friday Download for series’ 7, 8 and 9. In September 2020, he was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing where he finished in second place with his partner Janette Manrara.

The United Kingdom announced their return to Junior Eurovision on August 25th, 2022. Their participation in this years contest will mark their first since 2005.

The United Kingdom previously participated in Junior Eurovision 2003, 2004 and 2005. Their best results (so far) have come from the first two contests, where Tom Morley and Cory Spedding finished in 3rd and 2nd place respectively. Joni Fuller finished in 14th place in 2005.

What are your thoughts on Lauren Layfield and HRVY being chosen as the United Kingdom’s Junior Eurovision 2022 commentators? Are you happy with the BBCs choice? Let us know in the comments below!

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