Will Ferrell has put out a plea asking if anyone has a spare room they would be willing to let him stay in during Eurovision next year.
With the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest unable to be held in the previous winning country of Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian invasion, organisers of the beloved competition announced that it would instead be hosted in the UK, as the 2022 runner-up country – with Manchester‘s north west neighbours Liverpool officially given the coveted honour.
Tickets to Eurovision are always known to be like gold dust, but even though lots of fans don’t actually manage to get inside the host arenas to watch the show, many like to make the journey to the host city simply to soak up the atmosphere and watch on big screens and in pubs and bars.
Thanks to this, hotels and Airbnbs in Liverpool on the Eurovision dates next year saw prices skyrocket and get fully booked-up straight away, leaving lots of fans pretty disappointed.
And one of those disappointed fans is Will Ferrell, apparently.
The comedy acting legend – who famously starred in a 2020 Netflix film about the competition called Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – is looking to make the trip to Liverpool next year with his mum to watch the contest live, but is struggling to find somewhere to stay over as everywhere is absolutely rammed.
So, in the hopes that someone can find it in the goodness of their heart to do him a favour, the star of Anchorman, Step Brothers, Elf, and countless other smash-hit comedy films is looking for someone to put him up during his stay.
Explaining to BBC Radio 2 host Zoe Ball in an interview on the breakfast show earlier this week, Ferrell explained that his mum “was dying to go” to Eurovision and had also always wanted to visit the host city of Liverpool too, but he hadn’t been so lucky in finding accommodation.
Ferrell said: “My mother really wants me to take her to Eurovision. She’s dying to go and she’s always wanted to go to Liverpool.”
Appealing for somewhere to stay in May 2023 on the actor and his mum’s behalf, Ball asked that anyone who was “willing to put up Will Ferrell and his mum in Liverpool or the Liverpool area during Eurovision” to get in touch.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.