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Who is The Vivienne on Dancing On Ice? | The Sun

THE Vivienne first shot to fame after taking the drag world by storm and landing the winning spot on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Now the glamourous star is hoping to bag yet another win – this time on this year's Dancing on Ice 2023.

Who is The Vivienne? 

The Vivienne is a British drag queen who won season one of RuPaul's Drag Race UK in 2019.

She was also appointed the first UK RuPaul's Drag Race ambassador in 2015.

After leaving her mark on the show, The Vivienne later returned to compete in the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars in 2022.

As of October 2023 , she has a staggering 575,000 followers on Instagram.

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You can follow her under the username @Thevivenne_- where she regularly posts stunning selfies and snaps from the ice.

What is The Vivienne's real name?

When not performing drag, The Vivienne, goes by real name, James Williams.

James was born on April 12, 1992, in Colwyn Bay, Wales. 

He lives in Liverpool along with his husband David Ludford.

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The pair tied the knot in 2019 at the London venue, Heaven – which was granted permission earlier that same year to host weddings, as part of celebrations into the location’s 40th anniversary.

The glamourous grooms were the first couple to host a wedding at that particular venue.

When discussing the name Vivienne, the drag queen explained: "I love Vivienne Westwood, and when I moved to Liverpool everyone used to call me Vivienne, as I was head to toe in Westwood, so when I started doing drag it was a natural progression, but I didn’t want one of those cheap, nasty, sl***y drag names so I thought of 'The Vivienne' and here she is, there’s only one of them." 

What has The Vivenne appeared on? 

Since 2016, The Vivienne has appeared on a number of TV shows and films including Just Tattoo Of Us, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Celebrity Juice and Trump In Tweets.

In 2021, she appeared on The Weakest Link and Apocalypse Wow after impressing on The Great British Sewing Bee at the end of 2020.

She also co-hosted All-Star Dance Off with comedian Steen Raskopoulos.

In 2022, it was announced The Vivienne landed her latest TV venturecompeting in the 2023 series of Dancing On Ice.

Announcing the news on Instagram, she said: "I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023!

"This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice.

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"To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour.

"I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV."

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