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".
Fucking loving blind date, well done for showing diversity in dating— Mahria Shah (@Mahria_Shah_) July 28, 2018
Another user jokingly wrote: "So good to see drag queens on #blinddate @BlindDateUK even if one of them had a ship on their head".
— Kieran (@kieranfox_) July 28, 2018
Other fans shared their love for the episode and praised the drag queens for appearing on the show.
Ooooh drag act #blinddate tonight— TV Reality 👁👁👁 (@Tv_reality93) July 28, 2018
omg it’s a drag special! #blinddate— sᴜᴘᴇʀ ᴛᴠ (@superTV247) July 28, 2018
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.