Tom Morley (2003) and Cory Spedding (2004) sang both for the peace in the world and Joni Fuller (2005) described her feelings. The UK withdrew in 2006 due to low ratings. The BBC, Channel 4 and S4C had no intention of broadcasting the contest.
The UK holds the third highest number of total points: 140 points in 2004.
On 21 November 2013, it was revealed that Edinburgh-based 98.8 Castle FM (a non EBU member) would broadcast the 2013 contest live to listeners in Scotland. The broadcasting rights had been offered by the EBU, to its members. But when no-one in the UK took up the offer, Castle FM – previously known as Leith FM – moved in.
The Welsh broadcaster Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C) had shown interest in participating for the UK in 2008, hoping to share the Welsh language with a wider audience. The contest would therefore be a bilingual broadcast that would be broadcast in Wales on analogue, and on S4C Digidol in the rest of the UK. In the end, S4C chose not to broadcast the contest. The United Kingdom thought of returning to the contest in 2010, with the BBC instead of ITV, but decided against it. S4C and Channel 4 are currently in negotiations with the EBU in order one of the broadcasters bringing United Kingdom back in 2014.