Who is Danny Beard? | The Sun

DANNY Beard has seen their star soar since bursting onto the scene in 2016.

They are now one of the UK's leading drag acts, and are building up an impressive TV career.

Who is Danny Beard?

Daniel Curtis – who goes by the stage name Danny Beard – was born in Liverpool on May 27, 1992.

They are a drag performer and singer, who shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent.

Since then they have become a familiar face on TV which includes appearing on Karaoke Club: Drag Edition, they won Drag Idol UK in 2015.

Danny is now forging a comedy career, and in November 2023 took part in Channel 4's Comedy Roast, which was in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

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The popular star also thrilled fans when they appeared on Hollyoaks in March 2023.

Speaking about their plans for the future, they told Gay Times: "I would love to work in TV.

"I would love to host television, I’d love my show eventually. I’d like to crack TV presenting and I think I can do it.

"It’s always been a dream, so let’s see if we can do it."

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When was Danny Beard on RuPaul's Drag Race?

Danny won the fourth series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK in 2022.

They were the sixth bearded act ever to take part in the Drag Race franchise and the first to appear on one judged by RuPaul.

During their run, they won four main challenges, becoming the fourth contestant in the show's history to do so, and made it to the finale without ever being up for elimination.

On November 2022, Danny was announced as the winner of the show.

Speaking to Gay Times about being the first act on RuPaul's Drag Race UK to win with a beard, they said:  "Listen, I’m not the best bearded queen in the world. It’s quite subtle until you get close and you notice it, and that’s my thing. I like that.

"But, there’s so many different kinds of drag. It’s not just about gay men in dresses, and it shouldn’t be.

"Drag is about being anything you wanna be. It should be open to anyone."

When was Danny Beard on Britain' Got Talent?

Before finding international fame on RuPaul's Drag Race, Danny first hit the spotlight when they appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2016.

During their first audition they had their beard painted with golden glitter and wore a matching sequinned skirt.

Taking to the stage they performed a rendition of Sweet Transvestite from the hit musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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The performance immediately had judge Amanda Holden up on her feet.

Danny did well on the show, and reached the semi-finals.

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