Alex Reid wants to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest.

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The 36-year-old star – who recently started a music career – would like to follow in the footsteps of Engelbert Humperdinck and perform for his country in Sweden next year.

Discussing his single Stardust, he said: “It’s as good as any of the other music out there at the moment in that genre. I would definitely do Eurovision.”

Reid – who has previously won Celebrity Big Brother – would not be the only star from a reality TV background to represent Britain in the contest; Jade Ewen was chosen after a special programme on the BBC in which the winner sang a song composed by Lord Lloyd Webber.

Meanwhile, RIP singer Rita Ora has revealed she came close to appearing for the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest but dropped out of the process when she knew it “wasn’t right” for her.

She told the Daily Record: “I went in for the Eurovision Song Contest and did my first audition. It all went great.

“It had gone so well that I’m sure something might have come of it. I would have been representing Great Britain. But as soon as I walked out of the room after auditioning, I just knew it wasn’t the right thing.

“I thought, ‘I am a real musician and a songwriter, and if it is meant to be someone will see me’, so I dropped out of it.”