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MR GAY EUROPE CANCELS 2020 COMPETITION

 

The Mr Gay Europe 2020 Executive Producer Stuart Hatton Jr. and the MGE Team are sad to announce the cancellation of Mr Gay Europe 2020 that was supposed to take place in Newcastle this summer.

Due to the current world situation concerning the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, it would not be justifiable to go ahead with this year’s competition.

“I would like to thank the Mr Gay Europe Team for allowing the event to take place in England in 2020”, say Hatton Jr, “however due to the current world climate, we are having to put the grand plans on hold for the time being”.

“We have monitored the situation closely these past few weeks, we have listened to advice for our international partners, and we have talked to the sponsors and team in England. We also have had to take into consideration that the participants would be flying in from all over Europe, something that will be impossible for the foreseeable future”, says Mr Gay Europe President Tore Aasheim.

“I am happy to announce that Mr Gay Europe 2021, its 14th edition, will take place in Newcastle, England. It has been a pleasure to work with the English team and their sponsors, and it just felt right to let the English team carry over the competition to next year”, says Aasheim.

Hatton Jr adds, “Northern Pride, The Pride Media Centre and The Alnwick Garden have all invited Mr Gay Europe back to Newcastle in 2021. This is just a little postponement and not a goodbye”.

Those who are deprived of their participation will be invited to join us next year, there then might be two participants from the same country. The MGE family is inclusive and the Mr Gay Europe title is based on person not nationality.The final word on whether to send one or two participants is with the national producers.

The reason why we chose to do this, is because we don’t want to waste the work and energy of those already preparing for this year’s competition. We will be in an open and constructive dialogue with the national producers in the year to come. These are special times and special considerations must be made.

The exact dates for Mr Gay Europe 2021 will be published at a later date.

In the weeks and months to come, we will continue working and updating everyone on our social media platforms about next year’s competition.

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