‘EastEnders’ star set for Eurovision Song Contest

Michelle Gayle to audition along with reality TV losers

An ex-‘EastEnders’ actress will compete against five other contestants including runners up from reality TV series ‘X Factor’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?’ for the chance to represent the UK at Eurovision.

Michelle Gayle played Hattie Tavernier in the soap in the 1990s, and had a Top Ten single in 1994 called ‘Sweetness’, which got to Number Four.

The winner will be voted for by the public from six acts and announced on March 1 on ‘Eurovision: Your Decision’ on BBC1.

Sir Terry Wogan, who will be presenting the show, said: “Let’s hope that the British public will make the right decision this year, and give the UK’s entry a fighting chance against the Eastern Bloc, in Belgrade in May.”

The 53rd Eurovision will be held in Belgrade on May 24.

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