Get Off Your Ass: BBC Three orders Michelle Visage talk show
Staff Reporter | On 29, Feb 2020
Michelle Visage has got her own talk show on BBC Three, with the online channel ordering eight episodes of Get Off Your Ass from World Of Wonder.
The show, which is centred around the Drag Race and Strictly Come Dancing star’s own personal mantra, will see RuPaul’s trusted sidekick of many years share her advice and experience with guests.
Aside from vogueing on Strictly and being, Michelle is a former doyenne of the New York Ballroom scene, a former girl band member, an experienced radio DJ and chat show host, a bio-queen and LGBTQ+ champion. Combine that with her New Jersey sass, warmth, wit, wisdom and candour about her own personal struggles, she will channel all of those qualities into giving counsel.
Each episode, Michelle will invite BBC Three viewers to join her at Club Visage, where she will be joined by a celebrity guest for a spot of real talk and, drawing on their own experiences, together they will workshop the audience’s dilemmas and problems. In addition, one viewer in need of a little extra boost will receive a bit of M.V.T, or Michelle Visage Treatment. Michelle will listen and do her best to advise, and will throw in an “immersive” challenge to help get her subject back on track – assisted by the UK’s First Drag Race Superstar, The Vivienne.
Visage says: “I am thrilled to be bringing my kind of chat to a show on the amazing BBC Three in the country that literally owns my own heart! It’s 2020 and we can no longer sit back and complain, it’s time to stand up and Get Off Your Ass with Michelle Visage! See you soon on the iPlayer nearest you.”
Fenton Bailey, co-founder of World of Wonder, adds: “We’ve worked with Michelle for many years and she is the living breathing embodiment of getting off your ass. We are so thrilled to work with her on her own talk show, showcasing her unique ability to relate to young people and helping them with issues they face in today’s world.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, comments: “We’re over the moon to be working with World of Wonder again for Michelle’s very first chat show. She is a huge talent, loved by the BBC Three audience, and this series will bring a brand new flavour to the existing mix of programmes available on BBC iPlayer.”
The series is executive produced by Sally Miles, Bruce McCoy, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato.