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Monday 17th June 2019

Emmerdale fans joke Eurovision winner is spit of Marlon Dingle!

The resemblence is uncanny

The winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest was crowned over the weekend, but other than his winning credentials, soap fans noticed something else about him - he's the spitting image of Emmerdale's Marlon Dingle!

Duncan Laurence from The Netherlands was the hot favourite to win ahead of the contest and the bookies were right as he stormed away with the prize when he got 492 points.

But viewers watching at home couldn't help but comment on his uncanny resmeblence to soap favourite Marlon, aka Mark Charnock.

Duncan was crowned the winner on Saturday night (Credit: BBC)

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Fans quickly expressed their surprise at the likeness on Twitter.

So, if actor Mark ever needs a sick day, he knows who to call!

He wasn't the only Emmerdale star Eurovision fans noticed on stage on Saturday night.

Some thought the Norwegian entry looked like David Metcalfe!

David, is it you? (Credit: BBC)

One suggested he was the "lovechild of David from Emmerdale and Nick from Corrie," and someone else said his bandmates were Tracy Metcalfe and Paddy Kirk!

The Song Contest was plunged into controversy after UK entrant Michael Rice came in last place. Many viewers have now called for the UK to stop entering altogether.

The UK hasn't won the competition in over 20 years – with their last victory coming in 1997, when Katrina and the Waves performed Love Shine a Light.

The UK came last in last night's competition (Credit: Splash News)

After the UK's disappointing performance in the show, fans took to twitter to express their outrage, with some claiming that the votes were purely political, and showed Europe's impatience with the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Some viewers even claimed that the UK should stop competing at all – and stop giving money to the event.

Read more: Eurovision's Michael Rice speaks out after coming last in the competition

This year's competition was marred by political turmoil as fans objected to the show being hosted in Israel, due to the treatment of the Palestinian people currently under Israeli occupation.

The Icelandic contestants, Hatari, held up Palestinian flags as their score was announced, and during her interval performance, Madonna included two back up dancers wearing Palestinian and Israeli flags.

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