Will Ferrell is looking for someone to house him and his mum in Liverpool
The star can’t wait to make it to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023
Will Farrell has appealed to anyone willing to host him and his mother for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool next year.
The actor is hoping to travel to the UK to watch the final live in the North West after runner-up Sam Ryder secured hosting rights in Turin this summer.
After a hotly contested competitionLiverpool have been crowned host city, beating competition from Glasgow, Newcastle and Leeds.
He will stage the event at the Arena next to the River Mersey on Saturday May 13, with tens of thousands expected to descend on the city over the weekend. However, the influx of interest has resulted in a squeeze on hotel accommodation.
Airbnb and hotel prices have soared online, with room rates hitting over £5,000 in places.
Last month, Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotheram criticized the hotel charges, saying he was deeply disappointed by the “grossly inflated prices”. He said he didn’t want anyone kept from visiting the city because of the cost.
Rotheram said Eurovision was a “welcome distraction for millions” after a recent “turbulent” period.
“For our region, this is a fantastic chance to show off all that is good in a big city – and beyond,” he said.
“That is why it is so disappointing to see some businesses in our region jumping at the chance to grossly inflate prices. I have spoken out against this behavior many times before, especially when football fans have been scammed flights and accommodations.”
“She always wanted to go to Liverpool”
Will Ferrell – who starred in the musical Eurovision Song Contest 2020: The Story of Fire Saga – wants to visit the city, but was faced with a dilemma over where his mum could stay.
In an interview with presenter Zoe Ball for BBC Radio 2, Ferrell explained how her mum “really wants [him] to take him to Eurovision”.
“She’s dying to go and she’s always wanted to go to Liverpool,” he said.
However, looking at where she could be staying, the Elf star noted that hotels are “all booked now.”
Ball turned to listeners to ask if anyone would be “willing to support Will Ferrell and his mum in Liverpool or the Liverpool area during Eurovision”.
And as if the star’s fans weren’t already worried about giving him their home, Ferrell joked that all he and his mom “needed was a room with just two bunk beds” that was. “clean and tidy”.
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