This Morning fans praise Britain's youngest drag queen, 11, after appearance on the show

THIS Morning fans were divided today as Britain's youngest drag queen appeared on the show.

Fabian Butler, an 11-year-old from South Wales who performs as female dancer Francheska Valley, spoke to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Phil explained: "He's been giving some of the older ones a run for their money."

Some viewers were convinced the lad – who was stunned to receive a special message from Courtney Act on the show – was too young to be a drag queen.

But others were delighted with Fabian and his parents Darren and Rachel, with one tweeting: "Fabian/Francesca on This Morning is absolutely FABULOUS."

Another wrote: "LOVE to see Fabian aka Francesca Valley’s dad being so understanding."


A third said: "This wee drag queen is the absolute best!! Long may you reign as Queen!!"

Fabian/Francheska explained: "I used to put on my mam's make-up and just mess around. Play around with her jewellery and that.

"At seven I started trying to make-up properly and putting dresses on."

He explained that the turning point came when "Then I was like – there are other people like this, not just me."



Darren also opened up about how he originally found Fabian's drag obsession "hard to accept".

He said: "I was born in the 70s and raised in the 80s and 90s when it was very much frowned upon.

"So when I did find out I thought it was just a phase he was going through. But then that phase got longer and longer and it hurt me.

"When you have a boy your expectations are that they do boys stuff. But I tried that stuff with Fabian and it didn't work – he's just a natural performer.

"I still have my moment where it's hard to accept but I fully support him now."

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