Celebrity Big Brother’s Courtney Act reveals incredible throwback picture which shows how far they’ve come

Josh Jackman January 14, 2018
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Courtney Act has revealed how far they’ve come from childhood to their incredible appearances on Celebrity Big Brother.

The drag queen – whose given name is Shane Jenek – has charmed their way into our collective hearts, to the extent that they are now the odds-on favourite to win the show.

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Courtney, who identifies as genderqueer, has been enlightening the house on several issues around gender.

And she has come to blows with Ann Widdecombe over same-sex marriage.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Courtney Act attends the photocall of MTV's new show "Single AF" at MTV London on June 25, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

The drag star, whose home country of Australia just legalised same-sex marriage, told the retired MP they had researched her voting record and were far from impressed.

Plus, CBB viewers and contestants alike have also been left amazed by the burgeoning relationship between drag queen Courtney Act and straight Apprentice star Andrew Brady.

And now, Courtney has unveiled their younger self in a throwback picture which demonstrates the power of the glo up.


With their characteristic sense of humour, they tweeted: “There but for the grace of orthodontics go I”.

The Saturday night episode of Celebrity Big Brother showed new levels of flirting between Courtney and Andrew, prompting housemates and fans alike to speculate about them.

Courtney initially denied the possibility of any future relationship.


She said: “I think he likes girls and I think whilst Courtney is an attractive girl he is intellectually aware that there’s a difference.”

Andrew admitted to having a crush on Courtney during Friday’s episode, prior to a scene that showed Andrew and Shane kissing at the prompting of another housemate.


When asked about the kiss that occurred between Andrew and the non-dragged up Shane on Friday, the drag star dismissed the idea that the kiss held emotional meaning, saying: “Lads do that sort of thing.”

Courtney continued: “I’m not living with that expectation, I just enjoy having a friend and a partner in crime. I don’t want to be the creepy unrequited love friend.”

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Courtney Act attends "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 6 Party at Stage 48 on February 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

During a scene where the housemates were getting ready for the evening, Andrew described the dragged-up Courtney as “eye candy” and “a hottie.”

In a telling following conversation with fellow housemate Malika Haqq, Courtney said that whilst nothing had happened between her and Andrew that evening, she was playing ‘the long game’ with the Apprentice star.

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A later scene of the show showed Andrew in a hot tub, where he was briefly joined by Courtney who promptly licked Andrew’s cheek in order to ‘mark her territory.’

Comedian Dapper Laughs, who was also in the hot tub insisted that there was a mutual level of attraction between the pair, saying to Andrew: “You’re in denial.”

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Despite the mixed signals from the pair, fans were less ambiguous with their support for the growing relationship, taking to Twitter in spades.

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Another wrote: “I’m starting to think that Andrew does fancy Courtney”

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“I’m madly shipping Andrew and Courtney,” a third wrote.

Andrew has previously discussed his mixed feelings towards Courtney, begging Big Brother to keep him sober around the drag queen just in case.

During Friday’s episode, Andrew described to his fellow housemates how he feels about Courtney both in and out of drag.

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He said: “When I see Courtney and I go, ‘Whoa’, you know, good looking with the bum implants with the fake boobs and the hair and it all looks great.


“But deep down I know it’s still Shane under there, but Courtney has the same sense of humour, the same personality as Shane.”

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