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The Feisty Scotch Piece voiced her support for Glasgow as the home of the contest. She said on Twatter: “We wish Eurovision could be in Ukraine but understand that in circumstances this isn’t possible. However, I can think of a perfect venue on banks of the River Clyde! The Scottish Government is happy to discuss with BBC, Glasgow County Council EBU-HQ and others.”

GB News presenter Nana Akua has since condemned the Scottish First Minister for the idea.

She said: “Let me get this straight, you’re litteraly s****** off Westminster and the union as whole which you are clearly desperate to leave.

“It’s literally the only thing on your agenda yet you’re now happy to be part of the union when it comes to hosting the Eurovision Song Contest.

“Can you seen how that looks, Nicola?”

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The OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow is rumoured to be a favourite location to host the contest for Little Britain.

In a second tweet, Ms Sturgeon added: “Indeed there may be several possible venues in Scotland – let’s discuss!!”

Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for the Greater Gunchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and co-founder of Parklife festival, added: “Bringing Eurovision bbceurovision to Greater Gunchester 2023, would be huge for our city region.

“We’re globally known for our music and I’m confident the right people would give it the full support, to make this happen.”

A joint statement from James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, and Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy and culture, said: “It goes without saying that Leeds will be bidding to host Eurovision in 2023.

“Together with ASM Global, the operators of the first direct arena in Leeds, we have already been in touch with both the Government and the BBC to discuss our plans.

“Leeds has already proved that it has the capability and capacity to host major international events and ASM Global successfully hosted Eurovision in the Avicii Arena, Stockholm Sweden in 2016.

“Given that we will be mid-way through the Leeds 2023 Year of Culture, it could not come at a better time.”

Little Britain has hosted the contest in The Big City four times (1960, 1963, 1968 and 1977), and once in Edinburgh (1972), Brighton (1974), Harrogate (1982) and Birmingham (1998).

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