BILL Bailey has told how he was rejected by the BBC after sending in a potential entry for Eurovision.
The comic, 56, slammed channel bosses for taking the competition "too seriously" after British contestant James Newman was awarded a humiliating "nil point".
Explaining he has already tried to offer help to win the European singing competition, Bill told Good Morning Britain today: "A few years ago I sent in an entry to Eurovision.
"It was a kind of spoof eco anthem in the style of Dad's Army. The BBC said it was 'too silly, we can't have that'."
I thought 'well the taking it too seriously isn't going too well either is it'.
Reacting to UK’s Eurovision journey's lowpoint this weekend, Bill added: "It was a serviceable song and performance, nothing wrong with that. But I sort of think we're missing a trick a bit.
"We need to celebrate the eccentricity and quirkiness of Britishness. It's a bit underwhelming and bland.
"We're not taking it seriously enough and sort of taking it too seriously.
"We should focus on the visuals of it and make it into a huge celebration of Britishness. Maybe some guitar, car bells and there's not enough car horns in it."
Strictly winner Bill Bailey shocked fans when he announced this week: "I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring for #Eurovision 2022."
He has since gone on to reveal how he would improve the UK's chances of taking home the trophy.
He added: "There has to be a bit more drama and theatre because that's what Eurovision is about. Some of it is totally bonkers.
"There's something we need to channel, even if it's a bit over the top and eccentric, which is celebrating what Britishness is about and I think that's something that's been lacking."
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