Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Join and support LGBT+ journalism

Join

and support
LGBT+ journalism

Entertainment

Blue Peter, lesbian rumours and a man in drag

Tony Grew June 23, 2008

What would Valerie Singleton think?

Former Blue Peter face Stuart Miles is all set to shock audiences at this year’s Edinburgh Festival with a “three woman” drag show entitled The Adventures of Pink Peter.

It’s all there – campery, sticky back plastic, campaigns and a take-off of the iconic Valerie, in the form of her imaginary sister Vera.

“There is a subtle link to Blue Peter but any references are nostalgic and affectionate,” Miles, who presents a daily show on Gaydar Radio, told The Independent.

“I’m proud of my time at Blue Peter, it gave me a lot of opportunities and I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”

What Valerie thinks, no-one knows, but she has been updating her image without Miles’ help, revealing in the Sunday papers that had a “brief fling” with her co-presenter Peter Purves.

Singleton, who was a favourite with dads across the land, occupied the Blue Peter sofa from 1962 to 1972.

She also told the Mail on Sunday that rumours she is a lesbian was untrue.

“Every single friend of mine has at some point had to deny the rumour – it really is rubbish. I’m very honest and if I were that way inclined I’d have said so.”

Never mind lesbianism – the revelation that she had sex with mild-mannered Purves will have been too much for some BP aficionados.

Adventures of Pink Peter’ at the Edinburgh Fringe – tickets from Sweet Venue Box Office on 0870 241 0136.

London previews on 9 and 10 July, Downstairs at Barcode, 3-4 Archer Street W1D 7AP. Call 07989 395718 to reserve tickets now.

Click to comment

Swipe sideways to view more posts!

Dismiss

Loading ...

Close icon