Freddie is teaming up with former premier league footballer and BBC Radio 5 live regular Robbie Savage to host a new weekly podcast starting on Monday 13 February.
The pair will be joined by former Olympic table tennis player and respected sports journalist Matthew Syed.
The podcast will be called Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy. The three will discuss the week’s sporting talking points.
‘Celebrate Diversity’ is the central message for this year’s event and is to be complimented by a creative logo design based around traditional Ukrainian bead necklaces called Namysto. More than just a piece of jewellery, Namysto is a protective amulet and a symbol of beauty and health. It is made up of many different beads, each with its own design and celebrates both diversity and individuality.
Eurovision Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand said: “The notion of celebrating Diversity builds on last year’s theme of ‘Come Together’ and is at the heart of Eurovision values: it is all inclusive and all about countries around Europe, and beyond, joining together to celebrate both our common ground and our unique differences, as well as some great music.”
He continued: “Incorporating this beautiful and meaningful logo based on a traditional amulet gives not only a sense of history and heritage but also a modern look and feel. As the production grows from these themes, we are very much looking forward to seeing what is sure to be a fantastic event in May.”
Ricki says: “I am super excited to be a guest judge on Let it Shine! I love musicals and this is a fantastic show. I was only 18 when I won the role of the original Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray so I can’t wait to share some of my own experiences with the boys. It is truly a pleasure and I’m excited to see the bands perform live for the first time! And not to mention, I am thrilled to be back in the UK!”