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 63-year-old Jamie is a ‘fan’ of his, an idea which he finds ‘surreal’.
The support comes as Sam is set to represent the UK in Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest final.
New friend: UK Eurovision hopeful Sam Ryder, 32, has admitted that he has struck up an unlikely friendship with Jamie Lee Curtis
Talking to The Daily Star, the singer shared details of his friendship with Jamie, noting: ‘Jamie has been so encouraging since day one, she is so lovely. 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: ‘At the beginning it was surreal, the fact that she’s a fan of me will always be surreal.
Fan: The Eurovision hopeful explained that Jamie, 63, is a ‘fan’ of his, an idea which he finds ‘surreal’
Human nature: I remind myself that everyone is just a person. We’re all going to be interested in different artists, just because someone is super well-known,’ he explained
‘But I remind myself that everyone is just a person. We’re all going to be interested in different artists, just because someone is super well-known.’
With a string of support behind him from both the public and famous faces for Saturday’s performance, Sam has recently said he’d be up for collaborating with the likes of Sia on upcoming music.
‘Sia would be amazing. Not only is she 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.
Continuing, Sam said: ‘Justin Bieber sent my video to her, which is a bonkers sentence and she posted it on her Instagram page with a really kind, encouraging message underneath it and it would be really nice to complete the circle and meet with her, work with her. That would be a dream come true!’
Gushing: Sam described Jamie as an ‘amazing woman’
Song contest: He wowed last week in a daring ensemble for the opening ceremony of Eurovsion – as he is set to compete on Saturday evening
The Space man singer rose to fame via video app TikTok during the Covid-19 lockdown – gaining worldwide recognition.
His successful videos earned him over 12 million followers on TikTok, making him the most followed UK music artist on the platform.
The Eurovision final kicks off at 8pm Saturday evening on BBC One.
Social media: The Space man singer rose to fame via video app TikTok during the Covid-19 lockdown – gaining worldwide recognition