A flamboyant male drummer from Eastbourne has launched a bid to become this year’s Eastbourne Carnival queen after branding the search for female royalty “sexist”.
Forty-year-old Greg Draven, a member of the Pentacle Drummers who lives in Eastbourne, sent in a photo of himself to carnival organisers who are currently searching for a queen and princess to take part in the seafront spectacular on Saturday June 11.
He said, “Why do applicants for Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival queen have to be female? I find that disgustingly sexist. I’m officially nominating myself for the position.”
Greg has had plenty of support on his Facebook page and a campaign is growing for him to be officially accepted as a nomination.
The Eastbourne Herald and Gazette leads the search for carnival royalty every year.
In previous years organisers were forced to abandon their search for a king and queen because they were not enough entries from men.
The search for carnival royalty concludes on Monday May 23 and as in previous years, entries will be looked at by a panel of local judges.
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