Sam Ryder celebrates ‘destroying stigma’ as UK finishes second in Eurovision
The UK was overjoyed when Eurovision act Sam Ryder came second after years of misfortune in the international singing competition - such was good news, it even got a cheeky mention on last night's episode (May 16) of Eastenders.
Callum (Tony Clay) and Frankie (Rose Ayling-Ellis) opened the programme where the topic of Eurovision came up in conversation about Frankie's relationship as the pair sat in the kitchen.
In a bid to cheer up an upset Callum, Frankie cracked the topical joke: "This is about the Eurovision isn’t it? But Ukraine deserved that win and there’s always next year."
As many soap fans know, scenes are typical filmed months in advance so given the UK's previous poor track record at Eurovision, it's extremely unlikely the writers of the show predicted Ryder's Space Man would finish in second place with 466 points at the weekend.
And so it means that the scene was filmed at the last minute in time for Monday night's episode - a pretty impressive feat to pull off.