Sam Ryder "couldn't be happier" following record-breaking Eurovision success with SPACE MAN

SPACE MAN became the highest-scoring UK entry in the history of the competition.

Sam Ryder has said he "couldn't be happier" to return home after his record-breaking success at Eurovision over the weekend. 

The TikTok star came in second place in Eurovision with the song SPACE MAN - not only the UK's best-performing entry since Imaani in 1998, but with a total of 466 points, also became the highest-scoring UK Eurovision entry of all time.

Now, Sam has made the journey from Space (well, Turin) back down to Earth, as he returns home having re-invigored the country's belief in Eurovision and that when we try our best, we might actually be...whisper it...good at it. 

"It’s just lovely to come home and feel that joy and love we’ve felt the whole time," Sam told press at Heathrow Airport. "Though I am tired now – just want to focus on having a nice sleep tonight."


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Apparently the one thing Sam really is looking forward now he's back home on British soil is to "have a curry with my family," which sounds pretty good to us! 

Sam will need all the rest, relaxation and kormas he can get however, as SPACE MAN has a very exciting chart week ahead - currently set to rocket up into the Top 10 for the first time, with the potential to climb even further as the week progresses.

It would be both Sam's first Top 10 in the UK, and the first UK Eurovision entry to enter the Top 10 since Scooch's Flying The Flag (For You) in 2007. 

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