Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, Bob the Drag Queen, will be taking the place of regular host and fellow Drag Race alumni Katya for the second half of the current season.
The Trixie and Katya Show airs on Viceland, with Bob the Drag Queen filling in from 28 Feb. The replacement stint follows Katya’s recent announcement of a hiatus from drag after revealing her struggles with mental health.
In a statement, fellow host Trixie declared: “For the second half of the season, we decided to get someone to make me look even more beautiful” with Bob adding: “I am so excited to be guesting on The Trixie & Katya Show. I’m neither Trixie or Katya, but it is Black History Month so.”
Katya, real-name Brian Joseph McCook, explained her decision for a break in a recent Instagram livestream, highlighting a need to focus on her mental health and “the need to take vacations, like a normal person.”
‘The Trixie and Katya Show’ recently switched from its YouTube series beginnings as UNHhhh to a Viceland original series with both hosts retaining their roles. Bob the Drag Queen will commence her temporary co-host duties for the remainder of the current season.
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