Eurovision 2022 has kicked off but one question is on everyone’s lips – why is Mika hosting?

The world’s biggest music competition – the Eurovision Song Contest – is one of the longest-running and most-watched non-sporting events in the world.

This year it is being broadcast by the BBC live from Turin.

Italy play host this year following the country's victory in 2021 in Rotterdam with Zitti E Buoni performed by Måneskin.

Why is Mika Eurovision 2022 host?

This year's Eurovison hosts are Italian TV personality Alessandro Cattelan and Italian singer Laura Pausini with Lebanese-born Mika making up the trio.

Although best known to Brits for his 2009 hit song hit Grace Kelly, the singer has lived in Italy since 2013 and is famous in the country for appearing on the Italian version of The X Factor.

:: The Eurovision Song Contest is being broadcast live on BBC One and the BBC iPlayer.