Eurovision 2017: Streaker takes to the stage in Ukraine

Winner Salvador Sobral, representing Portugal, poses with his award during the final of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Picture; Getty
Winner Salvador Sobral, representing Portugal, poses with his award during the final of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Picture; Getty
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Viewers of the Eurovision song contest were left in shock after a streaker interrupted the competition final in Ukraine.

The stage invader, wrapped in an Australian flag, took to the stage during a performance by last year’s winner Jamala, and bared his bottom.

He was wrestled off the stage by a security guard as the singer continued to perform.

Graham Norton, who is guiding UK viewers through the contest on BBC One, apologised to any viewers who were offended by the streaker.

The prankster sneaked on to the stage pulled down his shorts and wiggled his bottom at the cameras during the eight-second escapade.

He was then seen being ushered away from the crowd by several security guards.

Jamala, who swept to victory in Stockholm last year with her song 1944, was returning to the Eurovision stage during a break between the final performance and the beginning of scoring.

A similar incident occurred at the 2010 competition in Norway when the Spanish entry had to perform for a second time following a stage disturbance.

Dressed in a hat to match the backing dancers’ distinctive outfits, an impostor reported to be Barcelona fan and sports event invader Jimmy Jump joined in the choreography before being removed by security.

The 2017 competition was won by Portugal following Salvador Sobral’s performance of Amar Pelos Dois.

Sobral was crowned winner during a tense finale in Kiev, Ukraine, marking the first time Portugal has finished inside the top five in 53 years of taking part.

Meanwhile the UK achieved its highest points haul in eight years with former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones receiving 111 for her performance of Never Give Up On You.