A STAR of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is set to attend an exclusive meet and greet in her hometown.

Anubis, a contestant on the current season of the hit BBC Three show, will appear at the Sussex Beacon charity shop in Brighton later this month to meet fans and pose for selfies.

The queen, who’s name was inspired by her father’s Egyptian heritage, was one of the youngest to feature on the show and has been in the music business since the age of 13.

However, she faced ‘the curse of Brighton’ on the show, being told by RuPaul to “sashay away” in the first episode of the new series.

Executive director of The Sussex Beacon Bill Puddicombe said: “We are thrilled that Anubis will be appearing in our St James’s Street store.

“We are immensely proud to play a key role in the local community, which we celebrate for its diversity, colour and vibrancy.

“What better way to further engage with the people of Brighton and Hove than by enabling them to meet a Drag Race star on our very own doorstep.”

Anubis followed in Joe Black’s footsteps, who was also eliminated from the competition after the first challenge - with judges critiquing her homage to David Bowie and the Royal Pavilion.

The first contestant to represent Brighton on the show, Joe later returned to the series but was again eliminated after facing strong criticism for wearing a garment from high street retailer H&M.

Anubis’ early exit from the competition sparked outrage on social media, with Kemp Town MP Lloyd Russel-Moyle saying he thinks RuPaul may have something against the city.

In the latest episode of the show, fellow contestant Scarlett Harlett claimed that Brighton is “quaking” after her elimination.

She said: “Brighton is going to have to get all the drag queens in a line and say ‘B****, you’d better step it up’.”

Fans can see Anubis and also purchase limited edition merchandise, including exclusive, personalised signed prints, at the charity shop from 1pm to 3pm on October 23.

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