Neighbours star Alan Fletcher has said he’d be up for representing Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 57-year-old actor – famous for playing Dr Karl Kennedy in the soap – is frontman of band Waiting Room which regularly tours the UK.

Alan told Radio 5 Live, he thought the recent announcement that Australia is to join Eurovision is the ‘most exciting thing ever’.

A picture of Alan Fletcher at a soap awards ceremony

Alan Fletcher (Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

Asked if he would take part, Alan said: “I’d be there with bells on. I think I’d probably have to wear a wig and grow a beard. But I’d be happy to do anything. The sequin suits: I can see it all now.”

The soap star added that Aussies are massive Eurovision fans and flock to the contest every year.

And Alan is a pro at cheesy crooning – check out this little number.

The 60th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, May 23.

The Australian entry will be fast-tracked to the grand final, alongside the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Austria.

Meanwhile, the BBC has announced plans for a special Eurovision Song Contest concert in London on March 31 to mark the show’s 60th anniversary.