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Drag Queen 'Crudi Dench' Crowned Winner For Dabbers' 'Next Top Bingo Caller 2022'

Crudi Dench is the drag persona of Matt Stallworthy.

Drag Queen  'Crudi Dench' Crowned Winner For Dabbers' 'Next Top Bingo Caller 2022'

On Sunday 3rd July - Dabbers Social Bingo finally finished it's months-long hunt and crowned the talented and hilarious Brighton-based drag queen, Crudi Dench their Next Top Bingo Caller 2022. Crudi won over the crowds by bringing a unique breath of fresh air and pure comedy to the role of bingo caller.

After she secured the most votes on July 3rd; Crudi Dench has now officially been named as Dabbers Top Bingo Caller and alongside her new title wins: a £1000 courtesy of sponsors, Malibu - and a luxurious hotel stay - plus a 12-month contract with Dabbers Social Bingo, as she will get the opportunity to reinvent, transform and revamp the sought-after and glorious position of Bingo Caller.

Crudi Dench is the drag persona of Matt Stallworthy. Originally from Liverpool, Matt started drag in York while at university. "Crudi's vibe has definitely developed from the northern women that I was surrounded by growing up in Liverpool and met while in York". While in York, he helped set up 'Haus of Dench' a group of drag performers creating spaces for LGBT+ Creatives to showcase their talents, including the cult cabaret / club night Lip Sync Lollapalooza.

Performing as Crudi Dench has led to many wonderful and peculiar experiences -from working with the Cheeky girls and RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Sasha Velour to performing on top of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and being embroiled in a national TV scandal...

Matt is also part of the improv troupe Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody, an Edinburgh Fringe favourite which has recently finished a nationwide tour.

When not on stage, Matt works as a University Event Coordinator during the day, swapping wigs and heels for logistics and risk assessments. "Managing crowds at open days is definitely a different skill set from managing crowds at cabaret bars and comedy clubs! But with both I hope to leave guests happy and smiling". Matt has recently moved to Brighton following the tail end of the pandemic and has just finished a run at of his show Drag Queens vs. Zombies during the Brighton Fringe. "Brighton is a great city for performing in and I'm very excited to be bringing my distinctively Northern flavour of drag to the South Coast"

With Dabbers Social Bingo, gone are the days of dusty old callers mumbling "two fat ladies - 88" into the microphone, now callers get a chance to truly work the room as they are encouraged to bring their talents to the stage, be that comedy, cabaret, music, or any form of performance that the Dabbers crowd will love. Dabbers and comedy have a long-held relationship - with comic callers at the centre of the Dabbers bingo experience. Their regular nights have a plethora of comedy names - guest hosts have included Aurie Styla, Marcel Lucont, Olaf Falafel, Tony Law, Tom Houghton, Eleanor Conway, and many more. The company prides itself as having comedy and performance at the heart of everything it does, the team visit The Edinburgh Festival every year to scout for new talent that really the hit the jackpot.

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