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Drag queen sends audiences wild after being spotted sniffing poppers live on Channel 4: ‘This has to be a first’

Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party on Channel 4 on Sunday, and viewers are screaming.Comedian Joe marked 50 Years of Pride in the UK with a big queer celebration held in his Birmingham hometown. During the two-hour inclusive spectacular, which also featured a lesbian proposal, eagle-eyed viewers spotted entertainer Fatt Butcher clutching a little bottle of the legal high and noted them having a cheeky inhale.Naturally, the internet went mad for the moment, with the artistic director later confirming the events on their Instagram Story‘Mom, I just did poppers live on Channel 4,’ they penned.Viewers expressed their delight at the scenes at hand on social media, with one saying they were ‘obsessed’.Sorry, the video was not found‘@FattButcher sniffing poppers live on @Channel4 next to @joelycett is everything I needed tonight,’ said another.A third was convinced this was a landmark moment in television history. ‘Sniffing poppers live on national television,’ they said.
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