Theresa May stuns entertainer battling to become Britain’s drag queen by sending good luck letter

Theresa May has stunned an entertainer battling to be crowned Britain’s best drag queen by sending him a good luck letter.

Ben Tye, 22, says he has ‘absolutely no idea’ why the Prime Minister sent him a letter wishing him luck ahead of Miss Drag UK.

Mr Tye will go up against other hopefuls as he performs as Amber Dextris at the Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone, Kent, on March 10. 

He joked: ‘I don’t remember contacting her. If I did, I was drunk.’ 

Ben Tye, 22, who works as a holiday park entertainer by day is hoping to take the crown at the first nationwide drag pageant on March 10

Ben Tye, 22, who works as a holiday park entertainer by day is hoping to take the crown at the first nationwide drag pageant on March 10

Ben Tye, 22, who works as a holiday park entertainer by day is hoping to take the crown at the first nationwide drag pageant on March 10

Mr Tye (right) in his usual attire, he said he did not remember contacting Mrs May - unless he was drunk

Mr Tye (right) in his usual attire, he said he did not remember contacting Mrs May - unless he was drunk

Mr Tye (right) in his usual attire, he said he did not remember contacting Mrs May – unless he was drunk

Although he is unsure why he received the letter, Ben says he is grateful for the support.

On Twitter, the PM wished him luck again but said she hasn’t watched the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race. 

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Theresa May's letter to Mr Tye contained a signed photo for him to sell for charity

Theresa May's letter to Mr Tye contained a signed photo for him to sell for charity

Theresa May’s letter to Mr Tye contained a signed photo for him to sell for charity

Ben said: ‘The letter just wished me good luck for the pageant and included a photo of Theresa May to sell.

‘It was the weirdest day of my life.

‘I have absolutely no idea why I received it. I take an interest in politics but this was a big surprise.’

Now Ben hopes to flog the photo on eBay in order to raise dosh for Sands, a neonatal death charity which the pageant is in aid for.

The letter features the 10 Downing Street crest and the photo has the PM’s signature at the bottom.

Mr Tye works as a holiday park entertainer by day but is hoping to take the crown at the UK’s first ever nationwide drag pageant. 

The Miss Drag UK pageant has hit national headlines with drag queens from across the UK taking part.

Downing Street were not able to provide details on why the Prime Minister had chosen to champion Mr Tye. 

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