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Eurovision fans ‘heartbroken’ as UK comes runner-up to Ukraine – but Sam Ryder bags best result in two decades

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SAM Ryder ended decades of humiliation for the UK at Eurovision last night - but fans were left heartbroken by a last-minute loss.

The 31-year-old TikTok star turned a typical 'nil points' event into an evening for the history books. Eurovision fans heaped praise on UK contender Sam for "achieving the impossible" by finishing as a runner-up to Ukraine.

Viewers hoped he'd go all the way after an exciting night saw the UK fly up the table. But a huge public vote for Ukraine ended Sam and the rest of his country's dreams of taking home the crown.

Reacting to Sam's near-win, one viewer said: "Congratulations Ukraine, I can’t say I’m not heartbroken but I also can’t say I didn’t see this coming.

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