Corrie’s Simon Gregson admits his sons are ‘mortified’ over his drag alter ego Bidet Bardot
He strives to destroy toxic masculinities as they star in ITV’s new drag show, Queens For The Night.
And Simon Gregson, 48, has admitted his children – Alfie, 15, Harry, 13 and Henry, six – will ‘feign loathing’ over his drag alter ego Bidet Bardot.
The Coronation Street actor – who plays Steve McDonald – confessed that his three sons, who he shares with wife Emma Gleave, will be “mortified” about their father’s new look.
Bidet Bardot: Simon Gregson, 48, has admitted his children – Alfie, 15, Harry, 13, and Henry, six – will “feign dislike” over his drag-alter ego Bidet Bardot
Simon told the mirror: ‘They are offended! They’re young boys in a really big school and they’re probably going to get hurt.
“We’ll watch it as a family and have fun, but then they’ll feign disgust once they get to the school gates.”
The Corrie star added: ‘I’m a really ugly woman! I look like a Star Wars baddie. And the hassle I had to go through to get there was a huge process and not comfortable.’
Simon, using the pseudonym Bidet Bardot, previously said, “I think I’ll be a larger-than-life drag queen, very loud. I think that suits me very well.
Oh wow! The Corrie actor – who plays Steve McDonald – confessed that his three sons, who he shares with wife Emma Gleave, will be ‘mortified’ about his new look (Pictured in 2021)
“It’s very, very nerve-wracking. The first time on stage, the first time I’m going to do what I’m going to do. The nerves are running high. It’s new territory for me, so we’ll see how I fare.’
Simon joins a cast of celebrities undergoing the biggest transformation of their careers as they attempt to embrace their inner resistance in a competition like no other.
Also, Chris Hughes, Mr. Motivator, Adam Woodyatt, Joe Marler and George Shelley share as they try to master the disciplines of drag, from song, dance, lip sync, impression, comedy or Dragic, short for Drag magic.
They will probably be sad. We will watch it as a family and have fun, but then they will feign disgust once they get to the school gate,” said Simon (pictured in May)
Hosted by drag superfan Lorraine Kelly, she is joined by judges Melanie C, Rob Beckett, Courtney Act and the star of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Layton Williams.
Performing live in front of a panel of expert judges and a live studio audience, only one celebrity can be crowned the ultimate winner.
During the show, some of the most successful Drag Queens in the industry will become mentors to each of the celebrities.
Alter ego: Simon, using the pseudonym Bidet Bardot, previously said, “I think I’ll be a larger-than-life drag queen, very loud. I think that suits me very well
Blu Hydrangea, Kitty Scott-Claus, La Voix, Myra DuBois, Asttina Mandella and Margo Marshall will use their expert knowledge to mentor and teach our celebrity students as they prepare and perfect their drag personas.
Viewers will witness every step of the process, from mastering the killer heels, fine-tuning their comedic timing, and bringing a breathtaking character to life through costume and makeup.
The process will culminate in a cabaret-style performance for each of the celebrities, showing off their newly acquired drag talents before being voted on by the studio audience.
Queens for the Night will air this Saturday (November 5) from 8.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.