A FORMER Hereford student has revealed what he can rustle up.

Olly Alexander appeared on tonight's One Show to talk about representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. 

He sat alongside Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, who was promoting her new show, Prue Leith's Cotswold Kitchen where she invites her friends around her house to share cherished recipes, tips, and handy culinary hacks.

The One Show presenter asked Olly if he was a good host.


"No," he quickly replied. 

"But I can make a veggie lasagne."

Ironically, the Croatian entry for Eurovision, which Olly revealed, is called Baby Lasagne. 

Olly also answered questions from viewers, with one asking him what three items he would take to Malmo, Sweden - the host city of Eurovision.

"My mum gave me a traditional Swedish luck charm," he said.

"It's a mini horse, so I'll take that with me, something for my throat and kneepads for the choreography."

Olly said he grew up watching Eurovision on TV and wanted to enter a song. 

"I threw my hat in the ring and said to them that I really want to do Eurovision, here are a few songs which may work, what do you think?" he said.

"I'm so looking forward to doing my song on the stage in front of so many people, it is a dream come true.

"But at the same time, it's a competition and a completely different environment that I'm used to. It's fun and exciting, but at the same time, I'm feeling quite nervous."

Olly, who studied AS French at Hereford Sixth Form College and Performing Arts at Hereford College of Arts, is famous for being the lead singer of Years and Years.

He has also performed duets with Sir Elton John and Kylie Minogue, and played the role of Ritchie Tozer in the critically-acclaimed drama, It's a Sin. 

When asked what else he wants to achieve, Olly said: "Maybe I will write my own film, like a horror movie."