Danny Beard joins RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Liverpool-born Drag Queen and host of the inaugural LCR Pride Awards in 2019, Danny Beard, has been revealed as one of twelve fierce new queens in the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Later this month Danny will join fellow queens Baby, Black Peppa, Cheddar Gorgeous, Copper Topp, Dakota Schiffer, Danny Beard, Jonbers Blonde, Just May, Le Fil, Pixie Polite, Sminty Drop and Starlet in the show’s fourth season.

Danny is no stranger to the stage or screen after winning Drag Idol UK in 2015 and then going on to compete in Britain’s Got Talent in 2016. In 2019 Danny wowed finalists and guests at the first ever LCR Pride Awards, with their amazing voice a sassy performance filled with scouse humour. 

By the end of an unforgettable night they had their audience dancing on tables and made the awards ceremony anything but bland – you can watch their interview at the awards below.

The LCR Pride Awards will return in 2023, with announcements due in coming weeks, so watch this space! 

In the meantime, you can read Danny’s opening interview below to find out what they have in store for the show. Whatever happens, we’re wishing Danny the very best of luck in the competition – they’re already the winning Queen in our eyes. 

Danny Beard, 29, Liverpool

“I am making herstory with my hairy chinny chin chin”

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She or They

Tell us about yourself!

I’m Danny Beard, I’m 29 and I’m from Liverpool. I am a sassy, shady, singing cartoon clown!

Describe your drag in three words?

Sassy, shady and stunning!

You’re the first bearded queen to appear on Drag Race UK. How does it feel?

I’m a Ru Girl! I can’t believe it! I love having a beard, mixing genders and putting them in the blender. My drag is about throwing the rulebook out the window.

What’s a Danny Beard show like?

I work all around the country on the cabaret scene mixing club kid aesthetic with old school drag performance style. At my shows you get live vocals, interactive comedy and an hour’s worth of entertainment for a very reasonable fee! I like to belt out Adele and finish on a big Queen number. The thing that makes people want to come back to my shows is my singing. I love it and if anyone wants to book me…

Who or what inspires your drag?

My biggest drag inspiration is Leigh Bowery who was a club kid from the 80s, I love him. I’ve got a tattoo of him on my arm. He pushed the boundaries of fashion. He pushed the boundaries of drag, and he pushed the boundaries of queer culture and I love a boundary pusher.

How long have you been doing drag and what are your career highlights?

I’ve been doing drag for about 10 years. You name it, I’ve done it! I’ve got residencies in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Cardiff. I’ve performed around the world, and headlined Pride festivals across the country. I’ve also done a bit of television including Britain’s Got Talent!

What’s the drag scene like where you live?

I live in Manchester but I’m from Liverpool. I’m lucky enough to work on so many of the UK’s drag scenes, but in Manchester, the drag scene is so vibrant – it gives you licence to be whoever you want to be.

Why Drag Race UK?

I’m here to be better. I want to leave the other side of Drag Race UK transformed. I want to show the world my whole self. I’m ready to show them that I can act, I can sing, I’m funny and I’ve got a big heart. I know I’ve got the minerals. I just hope I can hack the intensity and not get in my head. If they want me to change it up, I’ll change it up. Honestly, I am so nervous and excited to be on Drag Race UK. I can feel a fart brewing!

Why do you deserve to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar?

Drag Race is a dream making machine and I’m here to make my dreams come true. There has never been a bearded Queen on Drag Race UK and I am making herstory with my hairy chinny chin chin. I’m here for a laugh and… plus, I’m the best!

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns to BBC iPlayer this September.

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