Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder admits he has befriended Jamie Lee Curtis

‘It will always be surreal that she’s a fan of mine’: UK Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder admits he’s formed an unlikely friendship with Jamie Lee Curtis

Sam Ryder has revealed that he has struck up an unlikely friendship with Freaky Friday’s Jamie Lee Curtis.

The 32-year-old Eurovision hopeful explained that the 63-year-old Jamie is a ‘fan’ of his, an idea that he finds ‘surreal’.

The support comes because Sam will represent the UK in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.

New boyfriend: UK Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder, 32, has admitted to forming an unlikely friendship with Jamie Lee Curtis

Speaking to The Daily Star, the singer shared details of his friendship with Jamie, noting: “Jamie has been so encouraging since day one, she’s so sweet. She is an absolute legend.

“I hope to meet her one day and talk about music. She loves music and she is such an interesting woman.’

Sam went on to say that the thought of having such a famous fan was ‘surreal’, adding: ‘In the beginning it was surreal, the fact that she is a fan of mine will always be surreal.

Fan: Eurovision hopefuls explained Jamie, 63, is a 'fan' of his, an idea he finds 'surreal'

Fan: Eurovision hopefuls explained Jamie, 63, is a ‘fan’ of his, an idea he finds ‘surreal’

Human nature: I remind myself that everyone is just a person.  We will all be interested in different artists just because someone is super famous,

Human nature: I remind myself that everyone is just a person. We will all be interested in different artists just because someone is super famous,” he explained

“But I remind myself that everyone is only human. We will all be interested in different artists just because someone is super famous.”

With an array of support from both the public and familiar faces for Saturday’s performance, Sam recently said he’d be willing to collaborate with the likes of Sia on upcoming music.

“Sia would be great. She is not only incredible as a singer, musician, writer and person. But she was the first person to root for me on social media in lockdown,” he explained.

Sam continued: ‘Justin Bieber sent my video to her which is a crazy sentence and she posted it on her Instagram page with a really nice encouraging message underneath and it would be really nice to come full circle and meet her , work with her. That would be a dream come true!’

Gushing: Sam described Jamie as an 'amazing woman'

Gushing: Sam described Jamie as an ‘amazing woman’

Song Contest: he impressed last week in a daring ensemble for the opening ceremony of Eurovsion - as he will participate on Saturday evening

Song Contest: he impressed last week in a daring ensemble for the opening ceremony of Eurovsion – as he will participate on Saturday evening

The Space man singer rose to fame via video app TikTok during the Covid-19 lockdown and gained worldwide recognition.

His successful videos have earned him over 12 million followers on TikTok, making him the most followed UK music artist on the platform.

The Eurovision final kicks off on BBC One on Saturday evening at 8pm.

Social media: Space man singer rose to fame via video app TikTok during Covid-19 lockdown - gains global recognition

Social media: Space man singer rose to fame via video app TikTok during Covid-19 lockdown – gains global recognition

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