The BBC has revealed an update on the potential host city for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, with just Glasgow and Liverpool left in the running.
Last month, the BBC announced a seven-city shortlist comprising Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.
A final decision between Glasgow and Liverpool will be made in the coming weeks.
It was decided by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the BBC that the next edition of Eurovision would be held in the runner-up country of the UK, after it was deemed unsafe to hold the competition in Ukraine.
Phil Harrold, chair of the BBC’s Host City Selection Committee, said: “Thanks to all seven cities across the UK who have demonstrated the enthusiasm and passion for Eurovision that exists right across the UK. We were incredibly impressed by the quality and creativity of all the city bids, in what was a highly competitive field.
“The Eurovision Song Contest is a very complex event and Liverpool and Glasgow have the strongest overall offer; we will continue our discussions with them to determine the eventual host city.
“We are determined to make the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest one that both reflects the winning position of Ukraine and is also an event that all of the UK can participate in.”