Fred Rickwood is the host of A Song for Europe, the national final which the Craggy Island and Rugged Island priests all enter in the hope of representing Ireland at the next Eurovision Song Contest.

He is the lover of the show's producer Charles Hedges, a topic that makes Ted uncomfortable due to the Church's position on homosexuality, which leads to the latter changing the subject and noting that he thought Fred looked a lot better the previous year since he appears drunk and dishevelled but Charles tells him not to worry as he is fine when he gets up onstage, which proves to be true as he looks more presentable once he starts the show.

However, after Ted and Dougal have won he is back to drinking heavily, sounding unintelligible and when Dick complains about the result rambles on about why Ted and Dougal's entry was better.