Sam also confirmed the news in a statement released by SBS: 'I'd like to thank SBS for the opportunity to explore the world and share that experience with all those back home,' he said.'But there are only so many sequins, burning pianos, power ballads and singing Russian grannies one man can celebrate in a career, and the time has come for me to pass that privilege on to a new team,' he continued.The long-running international singing competition will take place this year in the Ukraine from the 9th of May.Eurovision is a battle predominately between European countries, with Australia only being introduced as an entrant in 2015.Guy Sebastian, 35, took on the honour, performing Tonight Again in Vienna, Austria.But Warhurst is perhaps best known for being a musical geek, captaining a team on the trivia show Spicks and Specks from 2005 to 2011.She still maintains that her greatest moment was being on a panel with Brian Mannix from the Uncanny X-men.Which unsung singer would Myf Warhurst want to have been in a former life? And what was it like for her growing up in the country?Julia Baird gets the answers in this instalment of Anything But. She laughs readily, beams constantly and is devoid of the self-conscious airs that can so often accompany a face accustomed to the spotlight.
SBS made the announcement via a suitably fab video, featuring just enough in the way of bodycon dresses, gacked headwear and gold sequins to tide you over until the May competition.
The comedian, sporting a tailored black suit, crisp white shirt and bow tie, was just as enthusiastic, with a thumbs up hand gesture.
Joel also took to Instagram on Friday confirming the news.'I am truly bloody thrilled to announce I'll be heading to Ukraine to host Eurovision for Australia alongside the legendary @myfwarhurst for @sbs_australia,' he began.'Not a single sequin, laser light, hip thrust or key change will slip past my keen eye. The announcement comes just weeks after SBS released a statement with the news that Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang will not return as hosts for Eurovision 2017.
Better known as the announcer of the Australian music game show ' Spicks and Specks' who also presented numerous programs on the Australian's Triple J radio network, and also known as a television personality, she is Myf Warhurst.
Myf was born in Portland, Victoria on May 29, 1973, while she has two siblings named Kit and Andre. However, she holds the Australian nationality and as well as the white ethnicity.