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BBC bosses 'want a drag queen to compete for the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy in 2020' Producers are believed to be keen to hire a contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race  Michelle Visage, a judge on Drag Race, was a contestant on Strictly this year Comes after 200 complaints about the shows first same-sex dance routine  In his early twenties Strictly judge Horwood worked as a drag artist called Lavish 

By Amelia Wynne For Mailonline

Published: 09:01 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 09:01 GMT, 1 December 2019

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BBC bosses are looking for a drag queen to compete in next year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

It comes after there were nearly 200 complaints about the shows first same-sex dance routine last month between professionals Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima.

The producers are believed to be keen to hire a contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, a competition for drag queens that has been a hit for BBC3 since it launched in the UK. 

The call for a drag queen on strictly comes after there were nearly 200 complaints about the shows first same-sex dance routine last month between professionals Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima (pictured)

The call for a drag queen on strictly comes after there were nearly 200 complaints about the shows first same-sex dance routine last month between professionals Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima (pictured) 

Michelle Visage (pictured during her Vogue routine), a judge on Drag Race, was a contestant on Strictly this year but was voted off last weekend during the Blackpool special

Michelle Visage (pictured during her Vogue routine), a judge on Drag Race, was a contestant on Strictly this year but was voted off last weekend during the Blackpool special

A Strictly source told The Sunday Times that executives think a drag queen would be the best way to slowly introduce change into the format of the show, which has remained unchanged for 15 years. 

Michelle Visage, a judge on Drag Race, was a contestant on Strictly this year but was voted off last weekend during the Blackpool special. 

For years the BBC said there were 'no plans' for same-sex couples to

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