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“We’ve got bigger problems in the world than me” – Bianca Del Rio on being labelled a bully

After a sell-out tour of the UK in 2016, Bianca Del Rio returns to premiere her Blame it on Bianca show next Summer.

As the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of US reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humour.

“I am very excited for the tour,” says Roy. “I start the tour in Australia this November and then I’ll be doing the U.S. before ending here in the UK. It’s always good to have work and it’s always good to have an audience. As long as you have both, I’m quite happy. This tour also gives me an opportunity to tell stories where I am at fault. There are a lot of things that I do that I’m not necessarily proud of, but I discuss this in the show.”

When I met Roy in his Holborn press junket hotel room, he was out of his familiar drag costume, so I was curious to see how much of Bianca we would see during filming.

“There really is no difference,” says Roy. “I’m still the same hurtful person! Obviously when you are in drag, you can get away with it more.”

Yet despite the glaring indications that Bianca Del Rio is a comedy character (and let’s be frank, she’s not a shy spirit), there are certain people that use the internet who seem intent on being offended and exposing their distaste.

“With social media, everyone’s got an opinion on everything nowadays, which is quite fascinating to me,” says Roy. “I grew up pre social media so I don’t get what the big deal is. There are a lot of things that I hate, but I don’t go to their page and tell them. I don’t do that, I just don’t care!”

TOUR DATES
19th July 2018 Liverpool Empire
20th July 2018 Glasgow Clyde
21st July 2018 Edinburgh Usher Hall
23rd July 2018 Manchester Apollo
25th July 2018 Newcastle City Hall
27th July 2018 London Eventim Apollo
28th July 2018 Brighton Centre
30th July 2018 Birmingham Symphony Hall
1st August 2018 Cardiff St David’s Hall
4th August 2018 Belfast Waterfront Hall
6th August 2018 Dublin Bord Gais

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Phil Marriott

The author Phil Marriott

As well as holding the Head of Music position, Phil currently presents the Sunday mid-morning show on Gaydio – the world’s biggest LGBT dance radio station. As a DJ, he has supported Tiesto and played for clubbing brands Fierce Angel and SupermartXe. He is one half of a remix duo with DJ Rich B and also produces the PMKEpodcast with singer Katherine Ellis, the LDN Vegans YouTube channel with Polly Harvey, and produces and presents Boys On Film with Raj Rudolph from EQ Music Blog.

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