Courtney Act To Host Her Very Own Talk Show


Australian drag star Courtney Act has landed a late-night talk show in the UK.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up and Celebrity Big Brother winner will host the show, tentatively titled The Courtney Act Show to be screened on the UK’s Channel 4.

The network said the project will be the world’s first ‘Dragazine’ show and will feature a variety of celebrity guests, studio items and musical numbers.

“This is my show and I say come on in, all you heroic misfits, those of you who are a bit chipped around the edges,” Act said.

“I want to welcome you all. You bring the open minds and I’ll bring the open bar and we’ll meet in the middle for a gay old time!”

Act is the drag alter-ego of Brisbane-born performer Shane Jenek and she became an Australian household name on the first season of Australian Idol and a worldwide star on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014.

In February, she was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother and was widely praised during her time on the show for schooling her fellow housemates about gender and sexuality.

In April, Act returned to Queensland to host a special concert event during the Commonwealth Games.