Eurovision 2015: BBC to produce 60th anniversary special

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest producer confirms BBC 60th anniversary special.

The BBC are producing a special show celebrating 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest, it has been revealed. 

Executive producer of this year's show, Edgar Bohm, confirmed that the BBC will be "looking back [at] the history" of the contest ahead of this year's competition in Vienna, Austria in May. 

Asked about hosting the Song Contest in its 60th year, Edgar told "Of course we will do something... the anniversary of the Song Contest is covered by a BBC show. They are looking back in their history and we think we have to look forward."

UPDATE: The BBC have confirmed it will air a Eurovision's Greatest Hits show, which will consist of a concert held at London's Eventim Apollo hosted by Graham Norton and Swedish host Petra Mede on March 31.

Graham Norton said: “I love Eurovision and am honoured to be co-hosting this special show. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 60 years of the greatest song contest in the world!”

The first acts confirmed for the concert is last year's Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, who will perform Austria's winning song from last year Rise Like A Phoenix, and Swedish pop group Herrey's who won in 1984 with Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley. More names are expected to be announced in the coming days.

A celebration for the competition's 50th anniversary called Congratulations was held in Copenhagen, which was presented by Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and The Waves, who won the contest for Britain in 1997.

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest final takes place in Vienna, Austria on May 23.