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Alan Carr shares advice to Drag Race UK stars dealing with trolls: ‘Get off Twitter’

Exclusive: "You're a dinosaur if you're on it - get off it," the star tells Attitude of the social media platform.

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; pictures: Attitude/BBC

Alan Carr has some sage advice for Drag Race UK queens dealing with online trolls: “Get off Twitter – it’s s**t.”

Speaking on the red carpet at last week’s Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar, Carr added that he’s “so over” the platform since recently deleting his account.

The TV star recently revealed he quit Twitter after sparking backlash for complaining about the late delivery of a curry. He reportedly said on stage in Leeds last month, during his Regional Trinket tour: “I tweeted my curry was 25 minutes late and I got people telling me: ‘Oooo, first world problems…’ It wasn’t like I’d just walked 25 miles for water or posted: ‘Had a s*** harvest… just slaughtered my firstborn’.”)

“Come to the shallow Instagram!”

“I’m so over f***ing Twitter – it’s s***, just get off of it,” the 45-year-old tells Attitude. “It’s dying a death. You’re a dinosaur if you’re on it. Get off it.”

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“Come to the shallow Instagram!” the Drag Race UK judge added, saying that platform is by far his preference. “I love it, it’s so shallow, it fits me perfectly. And I get so many likes when I’m in Speedos.”

The star also reacted to news of new music from his friend Adele, whose new single ‘Easy On Me’ is out on 15 October 2022.

“I’m so excited – I have heard some songs before, I have to be careful…” he admitted. “But it’s wonderful to have her back. Hearing her voice is like hearing an old friend.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK continues on BBC Three via BBC iPlayer on Thursday 14 October 2022.

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