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."
The UK's hopes of breaking its Eurovision curse came crashing down when Engelbert Humperdinck finished last-but-one in this year's contest.
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