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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.

2018-07-29

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.