The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

BBC did not show proposal

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The BBC has defended its broadcast of the Eurovision semi-finals after not airing one contestant’s big romantic moment.

Some viewers voiced their anger when they discovered that the boyfriend of Macedonia’s Jana Burceska got down on one knee and asked her to marry him live on air.

The BBC said it could not have foreseen the proposal because it was a surprise.

A BBC spokesman told the Press Associatio­n: “The marriage proposal took place in an advert break – as the BBC does not show adverts, it prepares extra content to run in its place.

“As the proposal was obviously a surprise, the BBC could not have foreseen this.

“We have made the proposal available on the BBC Eurovision website for fans to enjoy.”

Just before the proposal, to which she said “yes”, Burceska, 23, had revealed that she was pregnant.

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