The UK has been confirmed as the host of next year’s Eurovision song Contest.
The European Broadcasting Union and the BBC said the UK would host the show on behalf of Ukraine.
Ukraine won this year’s competition which was hosted in Turin; however, the ongoing war means the country will be unable to host next year.
In a statement, the BBC said it would ensure next year’s event is “a true reflection of Ukrainian culture” even though it is being held in the UK.
BBC Executive Director Tim Davie said: “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,” he said.
“The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture alongside showcasing the diversity of British music and creativity.”
He said the BBC would now being the process of choosing which city to host the 2023 event in.