Eurovision launch probe after intruder crashes UK entry SuRie's performance

The European Broadcasting Union has launched an investigation after a stage invader crashed the UK’s Eurovision performance.

The man reported to be political activist Dr ACactivism, ran onto the stage during SuRie’s song Storm and snatched the microphone from her hands.

He appeared to shout something about Nazis “in the UK media” before being wrestled offstage by security. 

SuRie was forced to clap along to the music, looking shocked, before she was handed back the mic and able to continue with her performance.

SuRie attempted to grapple with the man befor he snatched the mic (EPA)

Now the Union behind Eurovision have launched an internal probe into the seven second disturbance.

A spokesman said: “A person invaded the main stage during SuRie’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Lisbon.

A security staff grabs the man who stole the microphone (AP)

“He climbed into the camera run and reached the main stage via the bridge, pursued by security.

“He was removed off stage after seven seconds and is being questioned by police.

“We take security very seriously and an investigation into what happened is already under way.”

SuRie performs song Storm (Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

SuRie broke her silence hours after the incident with a tweet which read: “Well, I’ve always said anything can happen at Eurovision …”

Fans praised the singer’s tenacity as she carried on with her number seemingly unfazed.

Chloe Hatherley wrote on Twitter: “You made us all proud tonight, you were such a professional- please represent us next year too!” 

Thomas Murford added: “You handled the situation amazingly. You stayed so calm and still continued to give an EPIC performance. You made Britain proud.”

Australian TV presenter Joel Creasey won the hearts’ of Britons, including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, after branding the invader “an absolute c***head” live on air.

Israel’s entry Netta triumphed with her performance of TOY in Lisbon.

SuRie finished with 48 points, enough to keep her off the bottom spot. Finland finished on 46 and hosts Portugal on 39.

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