How’s Your Head, Hun: BBC Three orders Michelle Visage lockdown series
James R | On 28, Apr 2020
BBC Three is teaming up with Michelle Visage for a new series to keep audiences positive during the coronavirus lockdown.
With her Drag Race life temporarily on hold, Michelle’s high energy has been refocused on her family and keeping things light in worrying times. They too are trying to find some kind of rhythm as they settle in for the long haul of staying indoors. Michelle is with her husband, David, her teenage daughter, Lola, Lola’s newish boyfriend and a menagerie of pets. Michelle’s older daughter Lily, is away at college, and so she’s ensuring daily motherly contact with not just her, but a large bunch of her nearest and dearest.
She may be physically distanced, but Michelle is keeping herself busy by staying in touch with her friends across both sides of the Atlantic. It’s her way of coping, and she’s inviting viewers along for the ride, as she asks: “How’s your head, hun?”
Michelle has enlisted her family as both camera operatives and co-hosts for the weekly programme, with cameras rigged around her house (safely, of course). Episodes will drop on BBC iPlayer to offer audiences a family progress report, along with new lockdown projects. They include baking banana bread, learning Italian, planting pomegranate trees, reorganising her extensive wardrobes, de-cluttering the house, investing in very glamorous loungewear, researching new ways to maintain her diva looks and training her newly adopted dog.
Michelle says: “I am so excited to give everyone’s anxiety and worry a rest with How’s Your Head, Hun? When you see how quarantine life is with my family and friends, we will all be laughing together! Get ready!”
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, adds: “Michelle is a big favourite of ours and her humour, heart and sharp putdowns are always welcome on BBC Three. We’re looking forward to peeking through the window to see her life in lockdown and we hope this series offers some light relief for everyone.”
The eight-part series is World Of Wonder production, executive produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Nelson. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller for BBC Three and Kate Phillips, Controller for BBC Entertainment. Ruby Kuraishe is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.
There’s no air date yet, but you can expect the show to air, like many of the fast turnaround formats being commissioned, in the next few weeks. Stay tuned to VODzilla.co for more.