Hard hard Brexit? Ladbrokes finds some Britons want the UK to opt out of Eurovision

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Eurovision Song Contest Dusseldorf 2011 - Finals
The UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016 (Source: Getty)

Forget the Single Market, some Britons want Brexit to be so hard that we even leave the Eurovision Song Contest.

Half of 1,000 adults polled by Ladbrokes said they expect the UK to receive fewer points at next month’s event because of the EU referendum result. And 54 per cent said the nation should leave the competition.

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Some 51 per cent are expecting the UK entry, from X Factor’s Lucie Jones, to go down badly, fearing a bottom five finish is the best that can be hoped for.

Ladbrokes said that 76 per cent of participants in the survey were “embarrassed by our act”, while 28 per cent said they feel “Europe doesn’t like us”.

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Ladbrokes’ Alex Donohue said:

It’s been 20 years since the UK won the Eurovision and Brits seem to feel like it will be another 20 until we win again.

Brexit means Brexit, and it looks like leaving the EU will do us no favours this year when it comes to emerging victorious.

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