I can see why Bianca Del Rio made a film called Hurricane Bianca. Sitting on the sofa next to the 2014 winner of reality TV hit Rupaul’s Drag Race is like being caught in a whirlwind. Spiky stories and one-liners hurtle out so fast I have to grip the arm of the Chesterfield in the backstage lounge at Wembley Arena to keep up. This is a flying visit but next September the self-styled “clown in a gown” will play the biggest-ever solo drag gig here, in front of 10,500. Del Rio — actually 43-year-old Roy Haylock — is thrilled by the prospect. “It’s daunting but at the same time fabulous. I never knew so many people were interested in me.” It has not always been a case of filling arenas, though. Two decades ago gigs were a struggle: “I played in clubs where there were four people in and I had to pay two of them to watch me. I did gigs in bingo halls during happy hour in the afternoon. And if you are drinking at that time of day the last … [Read more...] about Bianca Del Rio talks winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and taking on Wembley
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RuPaul's Drag Race is coming to the UK next year and it's looking for homegrown drag queens to take part. The global phenomenon will appear on BBC Three as an eight-part series in 2019. The flamboyant talent contest has an international audience of millions as it's broadcast on channels in countries ranging from Hungary to The Philippines. Creator Rupaul Charles said: "I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen's queens. "And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a 'Royal-Mother-To-Be' runway challenge." In the US RuPaul's Drag Race has seen a stellar line-up of stars appear as guests on the show, including Lady Gaga and Khloe Kardashian. It's expected the British series will do the same with famous fans on this side of the pond including chat show host Jonathan Ross and Sherlock actor Andrew Scott. Actress and singer Michelle Visage, who judges the US version of … [Read more...] about RuPaul’s Drag Race heads to the UK
BBC bosses have finally listened to viewers' demands and commissioned a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race. A British version of the hugely-popular US series will air on online channel BBC Three from next year. The show's creator and judge RuPaul (aka RuPaul Andre Charles) and Michelle Visage will begin auditions in 2019. Confirming the UK show, RuPaul said: "I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens. "And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a 'Royal-Mother-To-Be' runway challenge." Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, excited judge Michelle wrote: "Yes RuPaul is hosting, it is RuPaulsDragRace after all....and yes OF COURSE I will be right beside him!" A source told The Sun : "This is a massive coup for the Beeb as lots of other UK channels wanted this show. It will follow the exact same format as the American version with British twists and … [Read more...] about Find out what channel will show the UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race
With another month, comes a whole new set of Netflix listings. A whole host of films, TV box sets and originals have landed on the popular streaming platform with something to suit every user’s binging habits. The highly-anticipated original series GLOW is returning towards to end of the month (29th) while films including Thor: Ragnarok (5th) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (26th) will be available to watch in the coming days. From popular UK series to blockbuster films, here’s a guide to what’s on Netflix in June… June 1 Inspiring documentary He Named Me Malala following the life and work of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and 2004 Nicholas Cage film National Treasure are among the most notable drops from the first day of the month. There’s also the chance to watch 101 Dalmatians, just for a Disney fix. Also available: Assassination Games Blue Jasmine Busted! (Season Finale) Disney’s 101 Dalmatians George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker He Named … [Read more...] about New on Netflix UK in June 2018: What’s new to watch?
Courtney Act has shared her take on the current series of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, praising the show for opening up a conversation about race, while giving The Vixen her backing. So far this series, The Vixen has clashed with her competitors on numerous occasions, but one disagreement, which took place in episode three of spin-off show ‘Untucked’, has received particular attention. During a clash with fellow contestant Aquaria, The Vixen told her rival that she was “creating a narrative where I am an angry black woman who has scared off the little white girl”, sparking many discussions online. Speaking on Tuesday’s (24 April) episode of ‘BUILD’, ‘Drag Race’ season six finalist Courtney shared her thoughts on the current matter, praising the show for showing an important conversation. “We saw on this season, the conversation about race between The Vixen and Aquaria, with some amazing narration … [Read more...] about Courtney Act Backs The Vixen, Praising ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ For Recent Conversation About Race