267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella Vaday

267: From Morrisons to Drag Race with Ella Vaday

 

 Our guest for this episode is Nick Collier, aka drag superstar Ella Vaday! He tells us how he went from working in Morrisons to wowing us with his Nigella impression on season three of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. 

 

We hear about his time performing in the West End, and why he was banned from selling perfume in Harrods. We find out how scripted Drag Race really is, and how Nick feels about the way he was represented in the edit.

 

Then there's some general drag chat - just how bitchy is it backstage? What's Nick's view on the transition of drag into mainstream culture? And what's really behind the complaints about drag queen storytime? 

 

We end with Scummy Mummy Confessions, and a cautionary tale about why you should never work with wigs and dogs. 

 

For more from the fantastic Nick/Ella, follow @ellavaday on Instagram. 

 

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