Can you help Will stay in Wirral? The Elves star needs a bed for Eurovision
HOLLYWOOD superstar Will Ferrell is asking the people of Mersey for help as he searches for a place to stay for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The Anchorman actor is currently doing the promotional rounds for his new film Spirited and took the time to speak to DJ Zoe Ball during her breakfast show on Radio 2 this morning (Tuesday November 15).
As well as talking about his new Christmas musical, which also stars Ryan Reynolds, the Elf star opened up about his film Eurovision Song Contest 2020: The Story of the Fire Saga which he starred in Icelandic singer Lars Erickssong.
Liverpool will host the song contest next year on behalf of Ukraine, having beaten Leeds and Newcastle to host the event – and Ferrell is eager to join the party.
“You know my mum really wants me to take her to Eurovision, she’s been dying to go and she’s always wanted to go to Liverpool,” he told listeners. “But aren’t the hotels all booked now?”
Hotels on Booking.com for Wirral have completely sold out ahead of the event, which takes place on Saturday 13 May 2023.
Prices have skyrocketed at Airbnbs and other places to stay across Wirral as it is only a short journey to Liverpool.
A look at the Airbnb site shows that a two-person holiday home in Birkenhead costs £1,169 per night, while a seven-person house in Birkenhead, which normally costs £690 per night, costs £7 £122 for contest night.
Premier Inns and Travelodges in Wirral are also all fully booked.
The situation has prompted Zoe to ask if anyone is willing to house Will and his mum in Liverpool or the Liverpool area during Eurovision.
Will added: “We need a clean and tidy room. We’ll be sharing a room – two bunk beds, that’s all we need. I know we’re kidding but my mum would love that, she would be delighted.”