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Eurovision 2016: Richard Osman To Read Out UK Scores During Song Contest

He's a massive Eurovision fan.

11/05/2016 14:34

Eurovision bosses have announced who will read our the UK's scores during the 2016 Song Contest. 

This year, the honour has been bestowed upon Pointless's resident facts expert Richard Osman

He will follow in the footsteps of Nigella Lawson, Scott Mills, Fearne Cotton and Lorraine Kelly in revealing who has been awarded "douze points". 

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Richard Osman will read out the UK scores at Eurovision on Saturday

However, there is a new scoring system for this year's competition, which sees public and juries in each country vote separately.

The results will be announced in two parts, with the UK jury's scores being announced by Richard first.

The hosts of the show, Mans Zelmerlow and Petra Mede, will then reveal the public vote, which will then be combined with the juries' scores.

The voting system has been radically overhauled in an effort to increase suspense by not making a clear frontrunner while the votes are being announced. 

Richard is already "very excited" about his role on Saturday's (10 May) show, as he is a big Eurovision fan. 

'Pointless' fans will remember he performed a special Eurovision tribute with co-host Alexander Armstrong on the BBC quiz show in 2014, which you can watch in the video below...

Eurovision 2016: All You Need To Know

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