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Eurovision superfan: 'It's like sport without the sport'

8 May 2014 Last updated at 02:40 BST

The final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Copenhagen on Saturday.

For many, the show is a spectacular TV event and perhaps the chance of a once-a-year Eurovision party.

For others, however, it is more of a way of life.

Simon Bennett works in insurance in the City of London. He is also a Eurovision superfan - having been to the last 15 contests.

He also helps organise events for the global Eurovision fan club: OGAE.

BBC News followed Simon to Copenhagen to find out what keeps him going back year after year.

Video journalist: John Galliver

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