BIANCA Del Rio is heading to Brighton tonight.

The comedian brings her 13-date It’s Jester Joke Tour to the Brighton Centre.

Fans can expect to hear stories of her travels and fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race stars plus “tell-it-like-it-is” views from politics and travel to family and social media.

Since winning season six of Drag Race – the American reality competition television series – she has become one of the most successful contestants, embarking on two sold-out tours of the UK as well as across Europe, US and Australia.

She has also starred in the film Hurricane Bianca and its sequel and the West End play Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Bianca Del Rio, real name Roy Haylock, said: “I’m excited… but also concerned that they aren’t prepared for glitter and wig hair clogs in the dressing room sinks.

“I’m incredibly grateful to perform at this beloved British venue before the retirement home comes knocking for me.”

Retirement hardly seems likely for the 44-year-old phenomenon who won the sixth season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race in 2014.

Five years later and New York magazine just named Del Rio Number One on its list of the 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America.

The accolades have rolled in throughout Haylock’s career, based as much on his wicked wit and fearless comedy as his frocks.

Haylock was born in New Orleans and started designing costumes for local productions in his teens and has won six Big Easy Entertainment Awards, awarded by the official New Orleans and Louisana arts council.

He first performed on stage in drag in the show Pageant when he was 21, where he was spotted by a local drag queen and given a platform at the local clubs.

The self-professed “Clown in a Gown” didn’t just know how to sew a hemline and has been keeping audiences in stitches ever since with his own razor-sharp brand of comedy.

She also heads to Manchester, Birmingham and Hull as well as a headline date at Wembley Arena on this upcoming tour.

Nathan Stone, creative director of The MJR Group, said: “I’m incredibly proud to have been able to be involved in the huge cultural movement of drag becoming so mainstream in the UK.

“Who would have thought three years ago that we would be announcing the first ever drag queen to headline Wembley Arena.

“Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the humble genius that is Roy Haylock and I can’t wait to see him take to the stage in one of the UK’s best loved venues.”

The Brighton show starts at 7pm.