Bob the Drag Queen Stepping in for Katya on Viceland

Just last month we talked about famed drag queen Katya Zamolodchikova and her break from drag as she seeks some self-care and hopes to regain her strength. The question on everyone’s minds was “What is going to happen with The Trixie and Katya Show?” which had just been picked up by Viceland. There have been many speculations as to why Katya had decided to take a hiatus, one of them being that she and BFF Trixie Mattel were no longer getting along.

Nothing has been proven or disproven, but after a hilarious start to the first season of The Trixie and Katya Show, we now know what is going to happen now that Katya is taking some much needed R&R.

Bob the Drag Queen, winner of Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be filling in for Katya and co-hosting until the queen returns.

Bob has appeared on many of World of Wonder’s online series, including his own Bobbin’ Around. A close friend of Trixie’s it makes sense that Bob would take the hot seat since both drag queens share a similar dynamic to Trixie and Katya. Bob even co-hosted the UNHhhh panel with Trixie at Drag Con last year since Katya was unable to be there--and it was hilar!

In an official announcement, Trixie declared:

For the second half of the season, we decided to get someone to make me look even more beautiful. Please welcome Bob the Drag Queen!

And Bob stated:

I am so excited to be guesting. I’m neither Trixie or Katya, but it is Black History Month so…

See? It seems like it’s going to go swimmingly! Bob will jump in as co-host for the last five episodes of The Trixie and Katya Show beginning February 28th.

While Viceland respects Brian McCook (Katya) and gives him his time to collect himself, it’s hard not to think what this means for the essence of the show--and for Katya’s place when she’s ready to return. Will the show lose momentum because Katya is absent? Will Bob come in and steal the seat from Katya and turn it into The Trixie and Bob Show?

We will have to watch and see. What I do know is that there is no way Contact references or giant Thwoorp fans will have meaning as long as Katya is in hiding.

Come back soon, Linda!

Watch Viceland’s announcement here: