9 September – Someone’s looking stranger as the years go on

Eurovision royalty today – allegedly. Who’d have thought that when Maureen Lipman introduced her onto the MF stage in 1983 (yes, 31 years ago) that little Carola Maria Häggkvist would come back several times. She’d beat a better song into ‘second’ place in 1991, and then come back yet again in 2006 with flags and details of her very own camp. Carola is 48 today.

Grattis på födelsedagen, Carola!