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I’m a Celebrity bosses ‘keen to cast show’s first drag queen’ for 2021 series

I’m a Celeb bosses are keen to ‘death-drop’ a drag queen into the mix for this year’s series, which returns to Wales amid Australia’s ongoing Covid restrictions.

If the team do go ahead and bring a splash of sparkle to the dank Gwrych Castle, it would make for a really, really smart move.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and its bigger, sassier sister in the US have been a huge success on both sides of the pond.

Shrewd I’m a Celeb producers have seen lip-sync-loving viewers go mad for the joyful BBC drag competition – and now they want a slice of the glitter pie for themselves.

And there’s no shortage of incredible talent to pick from, with names like Cheryl Hole – 27-year-old Towie star Luke Underwood – thrown into the hat.



Bimini Bon Boulash is one of the top picks to appear on this year's I'm a Celeb line-up
Bimini Bon Boulash is one of the top picks to appear on this year’s I’m a Celeb line-up

Another possibility is one of last year’s contestants Bimini Bon-Boulash – 28-year old Londoner Thomas Hibbitts – who famously opened up about their non-binary gender identity on last year’s series.

But this wouldn’t be the first time one of the UK queens was asked to appear on another programme.

In 2020, fans got to see Baga Chipz – otherwise known as Leo Loren, 31 – sashay into the Celebrity Masterchef kitchen.



Cheryl Hole is another 2020 Drag Race UK contestant said to be in the running to head to Wales this year
Cheryl Hole is another 2020 Drag Race UK contestant said to be in the running to head to Wales this year

An ITV insider told the Sun they’re looking to bring a bit of variety to this year’s fun and games.

“Casting directors want the most diverse I’m a Celeb line-up possible”, they revealed.

The source added that a great way of hitting the mix they’re after is signing drag queens.

On top of diversity, they bring fans!

Last year’s Drag Race UK winner Lawrence Chaney has racked up 449,000 Instagram followers, while fellow 2020 contestant Tayce boasts a jaw-dropping 670,000.



Scottish queen Lawrence Chaney won last year's Drag Race UK, but would he be king of the castle?
Scottish queen Lawrence Chaney won last year’s Drag Race UK, but would he be king of the castle?

The big hope is that the queens will come and the followers will do what they do best – follow!

The ITV source went on to tell the Sun: “Of course, they won’t be able to put on full make-up and will have to wear a uniform like the other campmates, but the addition will spice up the show. Lots of drag queens would love to do it.”

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I’m a Celebrity bosses 'keen to cast show's first drag queen' for 2021 series
Anurag Reddy
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