Are you sitting down? Here’s the scoop.
Piers Morgan is slated to host the British version of RuPaul’s Drag Race! PinkNews had the exclusive today.
In a statement to PinkNews, Piers admitted that he had “occasionally crossed the line” with his repeated verbal attacks on non-binary people.
“It is now time to sashay away from those views. I’ve done a lot of growing – thanks in large part to my GMB co-host Susanna Reid – and I’m ready to leap into the world of drag racing.
So attention, all glamazons: I look forward to starting all the gentlemen’s engines – and you better work!”
Simon Cowell, who knows Piers from his America’s Got Talent days, will be executive producing the program.
The 12 contestants are being held under wraps for now, though One Direction star Harry Styles has been rumoured as a potential participant.
Responding to the news on Twitter, Lord Alan Sugar – who famously has a rivalry with Piers – wrote:
“Have you heard? Talentless @piersmorgan is going to judge other people!“
And to coin a phrase,
“Don’t fuck it up!”
(April Fools; via Pink News)