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Danny Beard

Liverpool-born drag artist Danny Beard (They/Them) is the season four champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, where they broke records as the first bearded Queen from all franchises across the world, to win.

Since winning Drag Race UK, Danny has been in huge demand as a presenter and entertainer. They presented and created The After Shave with Danny Beard for BBC Three as their winners show which was the first spin off RuPaul's Drag Race UK and attracted huge audience figures. Each episode saw Danny host in and out of drag, interviewing exiting queens each week and chat lewks, gags, shade... and spill the tea about what went on in the 'werk' room. 

In March 2024 they took over Friday and Saturdays on BBC Radio 1 10:30am -1pm for four months where Danny will be bringing the Danny Beard magic to the daylight hours dissecting the listeners' weekend plans and antics whilst keeping them entertained and plied with excellent music. 

Danny hosted the BBC Sounds podcast Danny Beard On Same Sex Love and Marriage celebrating the ten year anniversary of same sex marriage in the UK. With the 2023 Eurovision coming to their hometown, Danny hosted Danny Beard's Beginner's Guide to Eurovision and hosted various events around the city during the festivities. They have also had a returning cameo role in Hollyoaks and was hand selected to perform at Graham Norton’s Variety performance at The O2. They have also been touring the country with their live band for a night of comedy, singing and campery and will be returning to the road in Autumn 2024. As a guest they have appeared on The Traitors:Uncloaked, Big Brother: Late & Like and The Weakest Link.

Danny hosts a weekly LGBTQ+ podcast, The Gossip Gays, which has recently been picked up by the Acast Creator network. Danny and co-host Billy give us a run down on the week's news, gossip, as well as turning agony aunt with hilarious consequences. 

As one of the Uk's most in demand Drag performers, they are no stranger to the main stage, being a regular Pride headliner, star of many a panto, appearing across the UK and internationally mixing club kid aesthetic with old school drag performance style.

Alongside Baileys for whom Danny has collaborated with on new products as well as Aurovision coverage, Danny has had a number of successful brand partnerships, including Now TV, Wise, Phillips and, perfect for a performer on the road, luggage brand Away.

‘High-fashion, hilarious and hairy! What's not to love’ - Graham Norton‘They are a star and they know they are a star’ - Ru Paul

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Noteable Work

  • The Aftershave with Danny Beard, BBC Three
  • The Traitors: Uncloaked, BBC Two
  • Big Brother: Late & Live, ITV
  • Danny Beard On Same Sex Love and Marriage, BBC Sounds
  • Danny Beard's Beginner's Guide to Eurovision, BBC Sounds
  • Drag Race UK Season 4 Winner, BBC Three
  • Danny Beard & Their Band, Tour around UK including Edinburgh Fringe
  • Hollyoaks, Channel 4

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