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‘Blind Date’ praised for featuring drag queen contestants

Three drag queens appeared in last night's episode of the reality television show.

By Fabio Crispim

Channel 5’s Blind Date has been praised for featuring drag queens.

The reality dating show, hosted by Paul O’Grady, made history last night (July 28) after airing a special episode which featured drag queens for the first time ever. 

The episode saw singleton Luke pick a date with one of three drag queens: Shyanne O’Shea, Trampagne and Anna Phylactic.

Twitter users praised the episode, which featured hilarious innuendos, jokes and catty remarks. One user praised the series for showing diversity, writing: “F*cking love blind date, well done for showing diversity in dating”. 

 Another user jokingly wrote: “So good to see drag queens on #blinddate @BlindDateUK even if one of them had a ship on their head”. 

 Other fans shared their love for the episode and praised the drag queens for appearing on the show.

Speaking about the episode, O’Grady said: “I’m so happy that we have included drag queens on this series of Blind Date. It’s about time – it is 2018 after all! Having been a drag artiste myself I’m very proud to be part of this Blind Date first!”

Last year, the show, which sees a single person choosing one of three dates who are hidden behind a screen, made history for featuring its first Lesbian contestant to coincide with Pride in London.