Today ESCTakeover can exclusively confirm that the BBC has confirmed that they will not take part in the upcoming Eurovision Young Musicians 2020. Their participation is short lived after they returned in 2018 following an 8 year absence and the contest being brought to British soil for the first time since 1982.
The team at ESCTakeover contacted all member broadcasters of the EBU and received the following response from the press team at the BBC in regards to their participation in Eurovision Young Musicians;
We got in touch with out team at Eurovision, who have confirmed that the BBC will not be taking part in 2020 Eurovision Young Musicians competition. I do hope this isn’t too disappointing, but hope you are looking forward to next year’s event.Kurtis Reid, BBC Enquiries Team.
All hope however isn’t lost for the UK just yet as both ITV and Channel 4 are both eligible to take part in the contest as well as S4C in Wales and potentially BBC Alba in Scotland. We have contacted all 4 for a further comment, make sure to stay tuned here for your Eurovision Young Musicians news.