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Petra Mede
Swedish comedienne, dancer and television host

Petra Mede

Petra Mede
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Intro Swedish comedienne, dancer and television host
A.K.A. Petra Maria Mede
Is Television presenter Comedian Journalist Dancer
From Sweden
Field Dancing Film, TV, Stage & Radio Humor Journalism
Gender female
Birth 7 March 1970, Stockholm, Sweden; Högalid Parish, Sweden
Age 52 years
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Stockholm University
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Petra Maria Mede (born 7 March 1970) is a Swedish comedian, dancer, actress and television presenter. She was born in Stockholm, and grew up in Gothenburg. Mede is known for her several roles in comic shows and as a television presenter. She is best known outside of Sweden for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and co-hosting in 2016.


In 2009,she hosted Melodifestivalen 2009, where the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was chosen and was voted Sweden's best female comedian the same year.

In May 2013, Petra hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden after Loreen's win in Baku in the previous year's competition. Her performance was widely acclaimed by TV critics and journalists around Europe and she performed an interval act during the Grand Final. She was the first solo presenter in nearly 20 years after Mary Kennedy hosted solo in Dublin back in 1995.

In 2015, Mede, along with Graham Norton, hosted the Eurovision's Greatest Hits EBU/BBC 60th anniversary concert show recorded on 31 March at the Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith, London and broadcast in 27 countries.

In 2016, Mede was the co-host the first semi-final of the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2016 with Gina Dirawi at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg.

On 14 December 2015, SVT announced in a press conference that Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw would co-host the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. It was Mede's second time hosting the contest, joining Katie Boyle and Jacqueline Joubert as the only people to host the contest more than once.

Personal life

Mede is a polyglot, speaking Swedish, English, Spanish, Italian and French. Together with her former partner Mattias Günther, she has a daughter born in 2012. However in 2015, it was confirmed that she and Günther had split.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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