Nigella Lawson will dish out UK's Eurovision voting results

Nigella Lawson has confirmed that she will be taking over announcing the UK Eurovision results from Scott Millls. Replying to a fan on social media site Twitter, Nigella used several different languages to reveal the news, writing: "Yes, it's true. Oui, c'est vrai. Ja, das ist wahr."

During last year's contest Nigella tweeted a picture of herself with a fake beard, in tribute to winner Conchita Wurst, and a source told the Guardian "that was when it first came to our attention" that the TV personality was a fan of the annual show.

Radio1 DJ Scott will be hosting the Radio1 Big Weekend, and the source added: "With Scott doing the Radio 1 Big Weekend, it was like, who do we ask, why don’t we ask Nigella? She’s a fan and she jumped at the chance."

Previous celebrities including Scott, Fearne Cotton, and Duncan James from Blue have all taken on the honour of reading the results of the nation’s voting live from London during the evening's contest.

Sweden are currently the bookie's favourite to win the prize, ahead of Italy and Australia - who due to the popularity of the European contest in the Antipodean country, have been given a special invitation to take part for the 60th anniversary show.

This year's annual televised contest will have an estimated global audience of over 180 million viewers, and musical duo Electro Velvet will be flying the flag for the UK.

The band, made up of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas, were revealed as the hopeful entrants in a statement released by the BBC.

Alex, 35, and Bianca, 26, will be performing Still In Love With You – an up-tempo electric swing which was penned by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White and was chosen from hundreds of entries received by the BBC.

The 60th Eurovision competition will be held in Vienna, Austria, on 23 May.