Our fantastic hosts are looking forward to entertaining you as much as you will entertain them!
Owain Wyn Evans
Owain presents the weather on BBC Look North with plenty of flamboyance, and Owain Wyn Evans returns for a second year hosting Leeds Pride. He’s had a busy year - you may have heard him on Radio One or seen him presenting special videos for Netflix throughout Pride season with the Queer Eye boys. Owain became a viral RuPaul’s Drag Race hit last summer after his drag themed forecast got the attention of Momma Ru herself!
Phil Oldershaw is a regular to stage and screen and has been seen working with companies such as BSKYB, ITV, Ch5 and more recently with the BBC Good Food Show. Working with many of the industries leading names in television also, including; Graham Norton, James Martin, Gordon Ramsey, Paul O’Grady, Sinitta, Alison Hammond and Michelle Collins.
Not afraid to interact and get the crowd going Phil has worked on hundreds of live stages over the years, from city Pride events with audiences of 60,000+ to concert venues with artists such as Take That, Boney M and Steps to name but a few!
Now a Leeds resident and businessman you can often see Phil around the Lower Briggate area residing over businesses including; Mission, Tunnel, Fibre, Penthouse and the Viaduct Showbar (which has just seen a huge refurbishment worthy of seeing).
Phil says “I am once again really looking forward to hosting this incredible event in the heart of Yorkshire; this city, the people and its overall energy give me a great amount of satisfaction, passion and pleasure that I really want to share with all that are attending Leeds Pride 2018. So much effort by so many goes into this event making it incredibly unique. I am sure it will be a really fun and camp time as I team up with everybody’s favourite weather gay Owain Wyn to host the day
Leeds very own, much loved, cuddly ‘Mamma Bear’ is an international and multi award winning Drag performer/DJ!
This phat Queen is also a founding member of the ‘LadyBears of Leeds’ Drag cabaret duo, performing their grizzly show!
Mamma Bear can be found filling dance floors as your larger than life DJ/Host in her home town of Leeds at Blayds Bar, The Viaduct Showbar & PopWorld, The Scene at Lincoln, Rosies in Chester, Propaganda in Hull and Candy in Bradford! She’s also guest DJ’s at many other venues/private parties across the country. Mamma’s also DJ’d at KikI/Terrace Bar at Maspolomas Pride over the past few years.
Mamma has hosted many Pride events in the UK including Lincoln Pride over the past 5 years and Leeds Pride for the past 3 years, which Mamma is really looking forward to being part of the 2018 event!
Mamma is always there to offer a warm cuddle and comforting words to lift your spirits! Enjoyment, Love and Compassion are her favourite words.
Always remember to shine bright like a Rainbow and enjoy life whoever you are.
Daisy DuPont has been a feature on the Leeds scene for many years.
Since winning the very first Drag Idol competition back in 2003, she has worked firstly for the Bridge and then in her current home at Blayds Bar where every Saturday she goes Extreme!!!
Involved with Leeds Pride from the very first one, this is the 3rd time Daisy is part of the Mainstage hosting team.
Daisy said "I am thrilled once again to be taking part on mainstage for one of the UK's biggest free pride events and hope every one has a very safe and enjoyable Pride 2018!" xxx
Miss Sordid Secret
The International Multi Award Winning Miss Sordid Secret based between the UK and Spain with a wardrobe to rival the BBC she’s been entertaining crowds for nearly a decade! Working venues and events across the UK and abroad! But to her she’s just a Mum making a difference!
Leeds very own Cherry Pops started her drag career when she entered Drag Idol back in 2010, where she went on to win helping raise thousands for Yorkshire Mesmac.
Since then she has rocked many stages doing amazing cabaret shows starting off in the Viaduct Showbar Leeds, Leeds Pride Main stage, Gran Canaria Pride Stage to 20,000 people. More recently she performed at the World Famous Funny Girls Blackpool.
Cherry’s main passion is been a DJ and Host Djing all over the uk from the Blayds bar leeds where she got her first ever gig to Gossip and amigos in Gran Canaria. she has hosted many events including Lincoln Pride and this years owlies.