RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen will join Trixie Mattel as guest co-host of VICELAND’s popular The Trixie & Katya Show for the remaining five episodes of the show’s first season. Bob’s first episode will air Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 p.m.
In making the announcement, co-host Trixie Mattel said, “For the second half of the season, we decided to get someone to make me look even more beautiful. Please welcome Bob The Drag Queen!”
Regading her new gig, Bob quipped, “I am so excited to be guesting on The Trixie & Katya Show. I’m neither Trixie or Katya, but it is Black History Month so …”
Bob comes to the show to fill in for co-host Katya Zamolodchikova (aka Brian McCook) who announced earlier this year that he’s taking the year off to focus on his health.
“Everyone continues to support Brian on his path to getting healthy,” said VICELAND Executive Producer and SVP Development, Nomi Ernst Leidner. “While we will miss Katya dearly, we’re are very excited to offer fans more episodes of The Trixie & Katya Show with another powerhouse from the Drag Race roster.”
“We love Katya more than words can say,” added World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. “And we are so grateful to the she-larious Bob for stepping up and supporting his drag sisters.”
In January, we reported an announcement that McCook shared on his Instagram to his 1.1 million followers. In the video, he announced he’d be taking a break from drag in order to concentrate on his mental health.
“I’m telling you this with a sense of urgency,” he shared. “I’m not dying. Let me tell you the truth. I’m not dying, I want to live. I’m a drug addict, but I’m sober. Today, and yesterday. And before. But I need to take a vacation, because I want to survive, like Gloria Gaynor.”
In another announcement made on his Twitter, McCook doubled down on his remarks and clarified that his mental health break meant he wouldn’t be performing at all in 2018.
We’re super gagged to see Bob joining Trixie for the hilarious half-hour show, and we hope that Brian gets better real soon.