Presenters have included Lily Savage, Jason Donovan, Mark Little, Robbie Williams, Jane McDonald and Terry George., Richard Newman, Nadia Almada, Brian Dowling and Philip Olivier and judges have included Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Cashman, Danny La Rue, Scott Neal, Lea Walker, Jonathan Kerrigan, Su Pollard and Christopher Biggins. In 2007, the presenters were Andy Scott-Lee and his wife Michelle Heaton. The judges were Shahbaz from Big Brother 2006, James Sutton of Hollyoaks, long-standing Adam Lowe of Bent magazine and The Sheilas of Sheila's Wheels. The event was hosted at Flamingo's nightclub in Blackpool, where Daniel Broughton (also from Blackpool) won.
Jarrold Batchelor, winner of the 2003 contest, went on to appear in the Channel 4 reality series, The Games. In 2006, police officer Mark Carter made national headlines when he won the competition. Mr Gay UK 1998, Ben Harris, became the winner of the Channel 4 show Playing It Straight in 2004.
Notable non-winning contestants
Future porn star Mark Anthony was a finalist in 1993. Charlie Drummond was a contestant in the 2007, winning the Newcastle regional heat, and in 2009 became a Big Brother contestant.