HELENSBURGH drag queen Lawrence Chaney has been appointed as the face of Irn-Bru's Christmas campaign in a move the former Hermitage Academy pupil has described as a "dream come Bru".

Having been crowned winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK earlier this year Lawrence is now the official Fairy Godmaw for this festive season, courtesy of Scotland's other national drink.

In her new role as the people’s Fairy Godmaw, Irn-Bru has tasked Chaney with using her special magic wand to grant people’s Christmas wishes.

Lawrence, who won a Scottish BAFTA last month, said: “The last year of my life has felt like my very own fairytale panto – I went from getting £15 a gig to performing in front of thousands in Glasgow, writing a book, winning a BAFTA and going to Hollywood to film my own show.

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“Now I want to pass on my fairytale magic to everyone else in Scotland as Irn-Bru’s Fairy Godmaw this Christmas, with the help of my big magic wand... Bru has always been a huge part of my life and I’m so proud to be repping my favourite drink.”

Adrian Troy, marketing director at AG Barr, the manufacturing company behind Irn-Bru, said: “As panto season kicks off, it felt right for Irn-Bru to work with Lawrence - one of the best dames in the business - to spread a bit of festive spirit across the nation.

"We can’t wait for everyone to get a taste of the magical mayhem that our very own Fairy Godmaw will cause as she brings Bru to the Christmas dinner tables of Scotland.”

Lawrence has quickly gained Scottish icon status, snatching the coveted Audience Award at BAFTA Scotland, as voted for by the Scottish people - beating seasoned stars like David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald, and will also appear in a special festive episode of the Great British Sewing Bee.

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