“I think my entire family is going to be shocked seeing me holding a chicken!”
Glitterbomb and Drag Race UK royalty Cheryl Hole has swapped her sequins for a shovel and her heels for some wellies as she takes part in ‘Celebs On The Farm”! We’ve been fans of Cheryl for years here at Glitterbomb and we couldn’t wait to find out more about her new venture, relocating to a farm and mucking in with the day to day chores necessary to keep things on track. As she goes from the runway to the roosters, Cheryl took some time to answer our burning questions about farm life…
What was going through your mind when you were asked to appear in drag, on a farm?
Now I’m a yes diva. I always want to give everything a go, try new things and just go all out. And the concept of a drag queen from Essex on a North Yorkshire farm absolutely killed me.
On the farm, did you feel out of your comfort zone or did you find it quite easy?
I wasn’t too sure what to expect before I arrived, was my padding, corset and wig gonna be a hinderance or not? As soon as we got stuck in, I knew I had to compromise so I quickly got into some chic farmer drag so I could give everything my all in every challenge. I’m not really a big animal person, so I was apprehensive approaching the tasks with the animals but I soon flicked that switch off in my head and I think my entire family is going to be shocked seeing me holding a chicken.
What can you tell us about Celebs On The Farm that we as viewers might not know or see on screen?
We all had so much fun and laughter when we weren’t doing the challenges. It was normally Montana trying to get me to do Tik Tok dances, or Kerry and Duncan trying to get me to force a super group: Atomic Kitten, Blue and Filth Harmony!
What did you learn from your time on the farm?
I was so grateful for this experience to learn so much about the farming life. There is so much that goes into farming that affects our day to day lives. I’m not saying that I’m gonna trade in performing to be herding sheep but I definitely learnt so much!
What did you find hardest when you were on the show?
The early mornings. Hands down. Farming life starts at the crack of dawn, so that means I was up in my caravan slapping on my face to look beautiful for Farmer Chris at 5:30am!
Was it a shock to the system going from inside a lot during lockdown to being outdoors or was it a nice change?
I’ve never been an outdoors diva, but after the year we had I was game for anything and I didn’t realise how therapeutic being outdoors in such fresh air, greenery and adorable farm animals could be. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
On Drag Race we saw you be quite competitive to try and snatch the crown – what was it like going head to head with the other celebs?
Now I’m a little competitive, but not as much as some of the other celebrities which was funny to watch them gunning to win the challenges. I just wanted to make sure I did my best because it wasn’t just for TV, we were doing real tasks that were to look after the animals and prepare the farm for winter and I didn’t want to do a half arsed job. You’ll just have to see if I’m on brand and don’t win a single challenge or badge!
If you could be part of any other reality show – which one would it be and why?
You know me, I’m a queen thats up for anything so if Masterchef, I’m A Celeb, Strictly or The Masked Singer producers are reading this? Just know your gal Cheryl is up for it!
Celebs On The Farm airs on MTV on Monday nights at 9pm from February the 8th.