Jinkx Monsoon reveals Doctor Who character

JInkx Monsoon in Doctor Who. Image: BBC

RuPaul’s Drag Race icon and Broadway star Jinkx Monsoon has given fans a first glimpse at their Doctor Who character. 

Jinkx Monsoon joins Doctor Who after completing their sell-out run on Broadway.

Breaking box office records, Monsoon was the first drag queen to play the role of Mama Morton in Chicago.

According to fans on Twitter, the queer community came out in droves to see them take on the iconic role

Monsoon’s role in Doctor Who was announced in early April, and now the BBC has revealed that they are set to be the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet.

The yet-unnamed villain sees Monsoon in a gravity-defying orange wig with matching eyeshadow and a sweeping black robe.

The inclusion of piano keys on the costume’s lapel appears to hint at a musical element to the character.

When casting was announced, Monsoon said they were “honoured, thrilled and utterly excited to join ‘Doctor Who’.”

“Russell T Davies is a visionary and a brilliant writer — I can’t wait to get into the weeds with him and the crew! I hope there’s room in the TARDIS for my luggage,” they continued.


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Fans took to social media to celebrate the news, with many comparing the villain to Winifred Sanderson.

Doctor Who will return in November with a trio of 60th anniversary special episodes starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. After that, Tennant and Tate will hand off to Gatwa and Gibson.

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