Sam Ryder: Fans toast the British Eurovision singer in his hometown of Maldon

Fans in the hometown of UK Eurovision singer Sam Ryder toasted his “incredible” performance.

Ryder came second to Ukraine with his power ballad, Space Man, giving the UK its best result since 1998.

The singer’s fans packed the Carpenters Arms in his home town of Maldon in Essex.

Adam Harris, who played football with Ryder, said: “There couldn’t be a nicer guy up there doing it for us and he absolutely tore it apart.”

Katy Potts added: “Sam did absolutely amazing.”

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