Bianca Del Rio labels Ann Widdecombe a ‘c***’ while celebrating Courtney Act’s CBB win
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Biana Del Rio has called former MP Ann Widdecombe a “c**t” in a video celebrating Courtney Act’s Celebrity Big Brother win.
Fellow Drag Race favourite, Courtney Act, won the British Channel 5 series earlier this week, beating embattled anti-LGBT former MP Ann Widdecombe to win the title.
And celebrating the win, Del Rio, had some choice words about Widdecombe.
Bianca says in the video posted to Instagram: “Congratulations pussy face – we’re so proud of you – thank you for everyone who voted – and let’s just say it and say it out loud – Ann is a fucking cunt, and she lost!”
In a later post, Del Rio also called Widdecombe a “nasty racist old bitch.”
She used a hashtag accompanying a video of herself in Sao Paolo congratulating Courtney Act.
After leaving the Celebrity Big Brother house, former Apprentice star Andrew Brady commented on prejudice, saying: “It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you’re racist you’re a racist. If you’re homophobic, you’re homophobic.”
Speaking shortly after her victory, Courtney Act said that she was amazed by the public support and validation of her beliefs.
She said: “It’s amazing to think that the public have chosen me, I guess it’s validation of the things I came here believing in.”
She continued: “My inspiration for coming into the house was a teenage boy who didn’t quite know where he belonged or how he fit in, and not knowing what that meant.
“I learned that it’s okay to be different.”
This year’s series of Celebrity Big Brother has been called ‘the Year of the Woman’ due to its heavy focus on gender to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s partial suffrage in the UK.
Courtney had previously said that she would have preferred a woman to win the ‘Year of the Woman’ series, and called her victory ‘slightly ironic.’
Courtney Act is the drag persona of Shane Jenek, and was known by both names during their time on the show.
Host Emma Willis then asked Courtney about her role in educating both fellow housemates and viewers about gender and sexuality.
The topic of gender and sexuality came up frequently during the show, often in clashes with runner-up Ann Widdecombe.
“I was just having conversations with people about things that I’m passionate about,” Courtney said.
Fans flooded to social media to celebrate the drag star’s victory on the 21st series of the celebrity reality show.
Many viewers praised Courtney/Shane for their intelligent and calm stance throughout the show, with one fan calling them ‘amazing for the entire gay community.’
Many fans compared Courtney to runner-up Ann Widdecombe, who Courtney clashed with on issues of sexuality and gender.
Several fans are calling Courtney’s victory over Ann Widdecombe a symbolic one for the LGBT+ community, as she is opposed to many LGBT rights, including marriage equality and the right for gay people to adopt.
Courtney’s identity as a pansexual, polyamorous, and genderfluid person was also mentioned frequently, with the majority of people praising Courtney/Shane.
Some fans took a more simple approach with their reactions to Courtney’s victory.
This series of Celebrity Big Brother is expected to be one of the last as Channel 5 bosses plan to axe the show after its summer series.