Following her incredible win on Celebrity Big Brother last night, Australian drag artist Courtney Act has announced a tour across the UK, already selling out the dates in Manchester and Birmingham. The RuPaul’s Drag Race star will also be visiting Glasgow, London, Cardiff and Dublin during the tour in June of this year, following dates across Australia and New Zealand.
The show, which is titled Under The Covers is a full 75-minute seated one, rather than just an appearance at a nightclub.
The release of tickets came this morning, less than a day after Courtney, also known as Shane Janek when not in drag, came out of the Celebrity Big Brother house as this series’ winner. Former Tory politician Ann Widdecombe came in second place, whilst Boyzone legend Shane Lynch came in third. Jess Impiazzi placed fourth, and Wayne Sleep was fifth.
Courtney took in the biggest vote share of the night, with an astonishing 49.43% of all votes placed in the final, whilst Widdecombe also had a whopping amount with 39.5%. Lynch had 7.42%, with Impiazzi taking 2.75% and Sleep just a tiny 0.9%.
From the moment Courtney went into the house, she was a firm favourite in the bookies, and though Widdecombe didn’t look certain to even make it past the first couple of weeks, she quickly became a favourite with some viewers because of her attitude when it came to political topics, such as gender reassignment, ‘traditional’ marriage and other right-leaning taboos.
Fortunately, Celebrity Big Brother viewers in the majority were looking to the future rather than resting on outdated and sometimes offensives outlooks on life, voting Courtney their winner.
This year, the show has been based off of the theme of Year of the Woman, taking a look at what it is to be a woman in a modern world, and looking at the various ways in which women are treated both by their own sex and the opposite.
During her Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side winner’s interview, Courtney took the opportunity to say to Ann that “this is what equality looks like”, pointing towards herself, and we think that that’s the perfect way to end the series.
Celebrity Big Brother is expected to return to Channel 5 in the summer.
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