The Hump: I did my best for Britain

Engelbert Humperdinck performed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Engelbert Humperdinck performed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Engelbert Humperdinck said he "did the best for my country" at the Eurovision Song Contest after the UK ended the competition in last-but-one place.

The singer, nicknamed The Hump said: "I've had many highs in my career and Eurovision has been a wonderful experience.

"I want to thank everybody, especially my fans around the world for their words of support.

"I did the best for my country, the rest was out of my hands."

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UK Eurovision disappointment

The UK's hopes of breaking its Eurovision curse came crashing down when veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck scraped into last-but-one place in this year's contest.