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Local Drag Queens to takeover BBC Radio Manchester

Four drag queens are taking over BBC Radio Manchester for one day to celebrate Manchester Pride.

From breakfast through to drive time on Wednesday 21 August, some well know drag stars from Greater Manchester will co-host different shows.

The queen of Canal Street, Belinda Scandal, will be joining Chelsea at breakfast, whilst Divina De Campo, star of BBC talent show All Together Now, joins Mike Sweeney’s mid-morning show.

At lunchtime, Misty Chance pulls up a chair with Becky Want and at drive time, Drag SOS star Donna Trump joins Connor Phillips for the ‘Connor and Donna Show’.

Kate Squire, editor of BBC Radio Manchester, said: “We’re really excited about our Drag Takeover, it’s going to be brilliant fun.

“Drag is a really important part of our culture that we want to celebrate at BBC Radio Manchester in Pride week. No doubt we’ll laugh and we’ll learn at the same time.”

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9 Comments
  1. Joe Smith says

    God help us.

    1. AlexaPlayDespacito says

      It’s one day. Mancunian drag acts on Manchester radio, during Manchester Pride. Isn’t this sort of content the thing you would salivate over?

      Why would you be upset over this?

      Rhetorical. I know why you would be upset over this.

      1. Joe Smith says

        Ah the clown is back.

        I would rather radio shows be presented by radio presenters. Sorry if that upsets your agenda.

        1. AlexaPlayDespacito says

          I think the fact they’re co-hosting a radio show makes them radio presenters Joe.

          It’s one day, but you have to find a reason to be offended. You are dire.

          1. Joe Smith says

            You seriously think putting someone in front of a mike makes them a radio presenter do you? You really haven’t got a clue have you? (That’s a rhetorical question. There is no need to answer. We have all seen you ludicrous ramblings as you pursue your own laughable agenda).

  2. Mr Boltar says

    Drag acts – gay men doing an insulting caricature of women act thats rarely even funny. Whats not to like.

    Still , at least the local Robert Dyas will be doing a good trade in spades as BBC Manchester don’t bother scraping the bottom of the barrel but just dig right through it.

  3. john88 says

    Never found a bloke who dressed up as a women funny at all just look at Mrs browns boys should be in there with all those 70s and 80s comedy things that we should be cringing at

    1. Mr Boltar says

      Agreed. Its frowned upon now to do impressions of or satirise other races in this way, but it still seems to be perfectly acceptable for (mostly) gay men to take the piss out of women in this form. Talk about double standards in the media.

      1. Joe Smith says

        Careful you’ll upset AlexaDesperatelySeeksHelp!

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