Rylan Clark over the moon as he lands role in huge soap – his first acting job | The Sun

RYLAN Clark has bagged a role in a huge soap – his first actual acting gig.

The TV presenter will be part of the longest-running serial radio drama of all time: BBC Radio 4’s The Archers for a Eurovision special.

Rylan, 34, is one of the main presenters of the annual music competition.

In a special episode on Friday 12 May at 2pm, the village will play host to Eurovision commentator Rylan, who will stop by Ambridge on his journey to Liverpool for this year’s song contest.

During the scenes Rylan has been invited to judge the village’s Eurovision Variety Show – but trouble ensues when his sat-nav goes awry, and Ambridge residents find themselves competing to come to his rescue.

Rylan of course can't wait.

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He said: "I’m looking forward to getting my wellies on and checking out what Eurovision excitement Ambridge’s residents have to offer as I pop into the iconic Archers.

"I’ve seen some drama throughout my time but nothing compares to what’s about to unfold in Ambridge."

Jeremy Howe, Editor of The Archers, said: "We're delighted to have Rylan stop over in Ambridge for his Archers radio debut. It’s been a real treat welcoming him to the programme and it’s certainly brought Eurovision fever pitch to new heights."

Rylan is not the first celeb to have made a cameo inThe Archers.

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Past guests including Dame Judi Dench, Jackie Weaver and the now Queen Consort, Camilla.

The programme has entertained audiences with its portrayal of rural life and family dynamics for 72 years, which will soon pass the milestone of its 20,000th episode.

Originally envisioned as an educational programme for farmers about contemporary agricultural issues, the show has evolved into an everyday story of country folk, mixing village gossip with explorations of pressing topical issues, including teenage pregnancy, mental health and modern slavery.

It continues to be hugely popular not only with long-time fans but also with newer and younger audiences.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer this May with Semi-Finals on May 9 and 11 and the Grand Final on May 13.

Staged in Liverpool,it is being hosted by the BBC on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine.

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