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Eurovision fans laugh at 'hilarious' list of items banned from the contest

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Some Eurovision fans are finding the list of items banned from the contest this year "hilarious".Shopping trolleys, ladders, extension leads and golf balls are included on the list of prohibited items.The singing contest is being held in Lisbon, Portugal, for the very first time - with final taking place on 12 May.On the official Eurovision Song Contest website it states that the items will be confiscated for security reasons.
On the list are items you'd expect to be banned like explosives, toxic substances and drugs.
Then there's the more unusual things such as ropes, umbrellas and adhesive tape. Luckily, flags are not on the list.
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This is just hilarious. #Eurovision https://t.co/s1FO4qFJl5— crust123 (@crust123) April 25, 2018
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The good news is no one is banned from bringing signs into the arena with those icons of banned things on them, so if you think flags are too mainstream, have I got an idea for you!— Eurovision Division (@EuroDivision) April 24, 2018
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The banned items list for Eurovision is so funny, why would you take a trolley to it anywayReport
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I’m sorry but I can’t stop laughing...who complied this list? No trolleys. Damn I’ll have to schedule my Tesco shop another time.— Sasha ?? (@eurotrashsash) April 24, 2018
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Forty three countries will take part in the 63rd edition of the contest in a few weeks' time.There will be two semi-finals and 26 contestants will make it through to final - which will be broadcast on BBC One.The UK automatically gets a pass to the final because it helps fund the event, as does France, Germany, Italy and Spain.More than 180 million watched it live across Europe last year, and was reported to be most popular with younger viewers.Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.
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