Drag queen sends audiences wild after being spotted sniffing poppers live on Channel 4: ‘This has to be a first’

Fatt Butcher and their poppers made it onto Channel 4 (Picture: Channel 4)

Drag queen Fatt Butcher was captured sniffing poppers live on Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party on Channel 4 on Sunday, and viewers are screaming.

Comedian Joe marked 50 Years of Pride in the UK with a big queer celebration held in his Birmingham hometown. 

During the two-hour inclusive spectacular, which also featured a lesbian proposal, eagle-eyed viewers spotted entertainer Fatt Butcher clutching a little bottle of the legal high and noted them having a cheeky inhale.

Naturally, the internet went mad for the moment, with the artistic director later confirming the events on their Instagram Story

‘Mom, I just did poppers live on Channel 4,’ they penned.

Viewers expressed their delight at the scenes at hand on social media, with one saying they were ‘obsessed’.

Drag Queen Fatt Butcher sniffing poppers on Channel 4
Fatt Butcher addressed the moment on their Instagram Story (Picture: Instagram)

‘@FattButcher sniffing poppers live on @Channel4 next to @joelycett is everything I needed tonight,’ said another.

A third was convinced this was a landmark moment in television history. ‘Sniffing poppers live on national television,’ they said. ‘This has to be a first.’

Poppers are sold in nightclubs, bars, sex shops, drug paraphernalia head shops, over the Internet and in markets.

Sniffing them increases blood flow to the body giving some users a head-rush that lasts for a couple of minutes, a sense of euphoria, and increased sex drive and skin sensitivity.

Because poppers increase blood flow and can relax the walls of the anus and vagina, some people take it while they’re having sex.

Some people say that it also makes their erections stronger, and their orgasms more intense. But for some men, it’s the opposite, and they have trouble getting an erection after sniffing them.

Joe’s bumper pride party saw queer heroes Boy George and Culture Club, Steps, and Self Esteem perform. 

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And of course, there was an abundance of celebrity guests including Hollywood superstar Rupert Everett, Heartstopper sensations Joe Locke and Yasmin Finney, It’s A Sin’s Olly Alexander, and comedian Mawaan Rizwan and Drag Race queens Tia Kofi and Tayce.

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Metro.co.uk celebrates 50 years of Pride

This year marks 50 years of Pride, so it seems only fitting that Metro.co.uk goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support, through a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raises awareness for the community this Pride Month.

And we’ve got some great names on board to help us, too. From a list of famous guest editors taking over the site for a week that includes Rob Rinder, Nicola Adams, Peter Tatchell, Kimberly Hart-Simpson, John Whaite, Anna Richardson and Dr Ranj, as well as the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Drag Race stars The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi offering their insights. 

During Pride Month, which runs from 1 – 30 June, Metro.co.uk will also be supporting Kyiv Pride, a Ukrainian charity forced to work harder than ever to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community during times of conflict, and youth homelessness charity AKT. To find out more about their work, and what you can do to support them, click here.

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