Courtney Act makes Dancing With The Stars history with same-sex dance
Courtney Act dropped her drag persona on Monday’s (April 15) Dancing With The Stars to perform to Britney Spears’ Toxic.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up ditched the drag to dance as Shane Jenek, marking the first time that two people presenting as men have competed together on an English-speaking edition of the franchise.
Act shared a video fo the performance on Instagram, where she wrote: “Two boys dancing together on Dancing With The Stars. First time in the Anglosphere!”
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Two boys dancing together on Dancing With The Stars. First time in the Anglosphere! So honoured to have the opportunity and amazing to do it with @joshuakeefedancer! Hope you all enjoyed and pretty please vote for us!!! #DWTSau UPDATE: WE’RE IN THE FINAL!!!! THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOE US THIS WEEK! IT FEELS AMAZING TO BE IN THE FINAL 3! (Only one more week of me pestering y’all to vote!!!)
After topping the leaderboard with a near-perfect 29 out of 30, Act and her partner Joshua Keefe will now appear in the final on Monday (April 22).
Throughout the competition the pair have topped the leaderboard, and are favourites to win.
Courtney Act conquers reality TV
Since starring in season six of Drag Race, Act has become a reality TV fixture.
In 2018 she competed in—and won—Celebrity Big Brother, beating runner-up Ann Widdecombe.
Throughout the series Act won praise for her delicate handling of gender and sexuality with other housemates, including trans
Later that year she was signed up as the host of The Bi Life, and in February made a bid to represent Australia in Eurovision 2019.
Strictly Come Dancing ‘could get same-sex couple’
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Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s version of DWTS, is yet to feature a same-sex couple.
Professional Oti Mabuse recently told Metro that she believes that it could happen this year, as the show has a new series producer.
“You never know,” she told Metro. “You never know what could happen. I don’t wanna say anything and jinx it and then people get excited.”
In Italy, two men reached the series final of it’s version, Ballando con le Stelle, in 2018.