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Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are SBS's new Eurovision hosts.
Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are SBS's new Eurovision hosts. Contributed

MUSIC buff Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey have been named SBS's new hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest.

They replace long-time duo Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, who announced their surprise retirement earlier this month.

Radio host and TV presenter Myf, who was a team leader on the ABC's music quiz show Spicks and Specks, is already familiar with the inner workings of the televised competition after serving on the Australian jury last year.

She and Joel will provide commentary of the semi finals and grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest from May 12 to 14 on SBS, as well as reveal the more wacky aspects of the event from Ukraine's host city Kyiv.

"I truly fell in love with Eurovision back in 1998 when Guildo Horn performed a sweaty bell solo mid song for Germany, and from there, it was love at first sight," Myf said.

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are SBS's new Eurovision hosts.
Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are SBS's new Eurovision hosts. Contributed

"I've hosted Eurovision parties ever since. It was an honour to be a member of the Aussie voting jury last year, but now, getting into the arena and actually hosting the glittery Olympics of music…. It's an absolute dream gig for me."

Joel is a stand-up comedian who rose to fame as a finalist on the first season of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! He also recently co-hosted SBS's live coverage of the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

"I've started studying up on this years' acts and am going to need to map out my plan of dressing rooms to sneak into
backstage - I've got my eye on the Swedish backup dancers and Romanian rap yodelers at this point," he said.

This is the third year Australia is competing in the long-running song contest. X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace is this year's representative, following in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian and last year's runner-up Dami Im.

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