Drag royalty and Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act will be performing live in Coventry later this year.

The world renowned drag queen will take to the stage at Rialto Reborn on Saturday, August 25 with the ‘Under The Covers’ show.

Courtney shot to fame in the UK after winning the 21st series of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 earlier this year – securing nearly 50 per cent of final public vote.

But the entertainer rose to global prominence after competing in US reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014 and was a runner-up in the sixth series.

Courtney appeared on the first season of Australian Idol 15 years ago, first auditioning as Shane Jenek, but was rejected by the judges.

Undeterred, he returned the next day as Courtney Act and went on to reach the semi-finals of the show.

Courtney’s show at the venue, based on Moseley Avenue in Coundon, will see the performer singing songs from her favourite artists in her own unique style and is being promoted by Showtime Live.

Debbie Nash, event manager at Showtime Live, said: “We have been itching to tell everyone about this show and to reveal that Courtney Act will be performing live on our stage in August.

“It is an honour to host Courtney, especially after being such a huge hit with audiences across the UK on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year.

“I’m a huge fan myself and we’re excited to be bringing the show to Coventry.

“Courtney is so much more than just a reality TV star and the performance will no doubt wow fans.

“We have had some top acts join us already this year at Rialto Reborn and this is a great opportunity for fans to see Courtney perform in an intimate venue like ours.”

Doors open on the night at Rialto Reborn from 7.30pm, with a support act performing live before welcoming the headline star to the stage.

A VIP ticket package will be available for the evening, which will include meet and greet with Courtney for £35 plus booking fee.

Advanced tickets to see Courtney Act at Rialto Reborn cost £28 plus booking fee and are available from www.showtimelive.co.uk.