We ask the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season six winner about Lewis Hamilton, wardrobe malfunctions and Valentine’s Day ahead of her Birmingham Symphony Hall gig this July.

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You’ve performed ‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio’ shows in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asia. Was there one particular gig you enjoyed the most?

It would be rude of me to name one city when I have so many fans in various cities across the globe. I’m just kidding. The real reason I can’t name one city is because I’m always drunk and don’t know where I am.

You would have performed in Australia just after they voted in favour of same-sex marriage, did the subject come up onstage at any point?

It was a beautiful moment… I think. See answer to question one.

What did you make of Lewis Hamilton’s social media posting about his nephew in a dress? Or should we stop talking about it and move on because it’s last year’s news and he did after all apologise?

Hmm… a racer complaining on social media about a boy who was wearing a dress – which season of ‘Drag Race’ are we talking about?

Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction like Courtney Act’s fairly recent one?

No. My dresses are made better.

Is there a particular book, clothing designer, artist, performer or television gem you think everyone should look out for in 2018?

Um… yes! Everyone needs to look out for a forthcoming book that will be the best advice book ever. Well maybe it doesn’t contain the best advice, but it definitely says what we all think but are usually afraid to say. The name of it is: ‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything’. You can pre-order it now on amazon.com.

Is there a release date for ‘Hurricane Bianca 2’ yet, and how much fun did you have filming it?

I had an absolute blast filming it. It was great to be reunited on set with Rachel Dratch and Shangela. Katya joined the cast and did an amazing job. There are also lots of cameos by other people you will surely recognise. The film will be coming out later this year. Announcements will be made via my social media accounts and hurricanebianca.com, so stay tuned.

‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio’ comes to Birmingham in July – do you know it at all well?

Yes. I think it’s wonderful. It’s one of my absolute favourite cities. See answer to question one.

Are you a big Valentine’s Day fan?

This may surprise a lot of people, but I am a big fan of Valentine’s Day: parades, festivals, drinking beer, listening to Celtic music, wearing green – what’s not to love? Oh wait… wrong holiday. Valentine’s Day… ugh. Lovers, flowers, and chocolate. Two of those die and the other makes you fat. I hate Valentine’s Day.

11-17 February is Random Acts of Kindness Week. If you felt like doing a RAK, what would you do?

I would tell Pandora Boxx she’s funny. I would tell Sharon Needles I like her face. I would tell Kim Chi she’s thin. I would tell Chi Chi DeVayne she has nice teeth. I would tell Phi Phi O’Hara she has a lovely personality. I would tell Gia Gunn she’s brilliant. I would tell Trixie Mattel she looks natural. I would tell BeBe Zahara Benet she’s relevant. I would tell Laganja Estranja that that really was her moment.

Finally, what else is on the horizon for you?

A book, a worldwide comedy tour, a movie – what more do you want?

‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio’ comes to Birmingham Symphony Hall on 30 July. thsh.co.uk

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