After Courtney Act’s inclusion on Aussie Strictly, could the UK show follow suit?

Producers of Dancing On Ice and Strictly Come Dancing take note. The Aussie version of Strictly will see RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Courtney Act dancing with a male partner.

“Imma be twinkling round the floor on Dancing With The Stars in Australia!!!” the former Celebrity Big Brother announced this week.  “Can’t wait to do all the sexy dances and wear all the pretty dresses (hopefully no wardrobe malfunctions this time).”


Courtney – real name Shane Janek – is hoping to smash gender conventions by performing with a male professional, something the UK version and rival show Dancing On Ice has thus far steered clear of even though stars like Craig Revel Horwood and Dr Ranj have urged for a change.


So come on BBC and ITV  – for your next series of Strictly and DOI, we want to see a drag queen or guy or gal strutting their stuff in a same sex couple. What are you waiting for? We reckon that Valentina from RPDR would be a great choice! She’s svelte, stylish and full of drama!