Eurovision Winner Cheryl Baker to open Excursions 2024

Cheryl Baker
Cheryl Baker

Tourism South East has announced that the opener of this year’s Excursions Group Travel Show will be Cheryl Baker.

Eurovision Winner, pop star, TV presenter and charitable fundraiser Cheryl Baker will be joining Excursions 2024 to open the 50th anniversary show. Cheryl has twice represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, firstly in 1978 with the band Coco, then going on to win Eurovision in 1981 with the then-named pop group Bucks Fizz. As well as being a household name in the 80s for her successful pop career, she was also being broadcast into households as a TV presenter of popular shows such as Record Breakers.

Cheryl helped establish the HeadFirst charity, supporting crash victims with head injuries and she continues to fundraise for the charity. She was spurred into action following a serious crash whilst on tour with the group in 1984 in which she broke three vertebrae in her spine and her colleague Mike Nolan suffered serious head injuries.

Brent Youth Pop Orchestra will also be welcoming visitors to the show, performing a medley of some of the best known Eurovision, Abba and pop songs before Cheryl Baker officially opens the show, so early arrival to the venue is advised.

Pre-registration is now open for free entry to Excursions™ 50th anniversary show, which will take place on Saturday 27 January 2024 at Wembley Stadium.