But he now faces having that role stripped from him after he signed a letter from LGBT charity Voices4London which described Israel as an ‘apartheid regime’ which is trying to ‘ethnically cleanse’ Palestine.
The Conservatives have accused the BBC of ‘either a massive oversight or sheer brass neck’ for selecting Alexander, while a Jewish charity has called for him to be replaced and for the broadcaster to cut ties with him.
The BBC is not planning on taking any action as the singer signed the letter weeks before he was unveiled as the UK’s Eurovision act, the Telegraph reported.
The letter which was allegedly signed by Alexander, who is non-binary and uses he/him pronouns, said: ‘We are watching a genocide take place in real time.
‘Death overflows from our phone screens and into our hearts. And, as a queer community, we cannot sit idly by while the Israeli government continues to wipe out entire lineages of Palestinian families.
‘We cannot untangle these recent tragedies from a violent history of occupation.
‘Current events simply are an escalation of the state of Israel’s apartheid regime, which acts to ethnically cleanse the land.
‘Since the violent creation of the state 75 years ago, the Israeli military and Israeli settlers have continued to terrorise Palestinian people.’