The search is currently underway as to which city will host the competition.

The UK is officially confirmed to be taking over hosting duties for next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Coming in second to winners Ukraine in this year's singing competition in May, it was revealed in June that discussions were underway for the runners-up to air next year's show. Due to the war in Ukraine, and also the rules stating that the winning nation is under no obligation to host the following year's contest, the plans are now officially moving ahead.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the BBC have confirmed that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will go ahead in the host country due to "safety and security reasons". Ukraine’s broadcaster UA:PBC will work "closely with the BBC to develop and implement Ukrainian elements" into next year’s shows.

No UK city has yet been chosen for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest next May. According to a statement released from the BBC: "The BBC will create and deliver a unique Eurovision Song Contest that reflects Ukraine’s victory in Turin in May 2022 as well as showcasing the UK’s vibrant music scene. The show will celebrate the culture and heritage of Ukraine as the winners of the 2022 Contest, alongside the Eurovision’s proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music."

Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, said in a statement today: "It is a matter of great regret that our colleagues and friends in Ukraine are not able to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Being asked to host the largest and most complex music competition in the world is a great privilege. The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture alongside showcasing the diversity of British music and creativity.

"The BBC will now begin the process to find a host city to partner with us on delivering one of the most exciting events to come to the UK in 2023."

This year's Italian-hosted competition saw Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra and their song 'Stefania' come out on top, walking away with a huge 631 points in the grand final. The UK came in second with Sam Ryder's 'Spaceman' and a total of 466 points; while Spain's Chanel came in third position with her track 'SloMo' and 459 points.

Here's hoping that with the competition so close to home next year, Ireland might have a better chance of qualifying for the final. Derry star Brooke Scullion and her bop 'That's Rich' failed to make it past the second semi-final.