Doctor Who drops new sneak peek at Jinkx Monsoon's mysterious villain

To celebrate the Drag Race winner's birthday, Doctor Who shared a new image of the "chic" villain played by Jinkx Monsoon.

Drag artist Jinkx Monsoon, who will star in the new season of Doctor Who, wearing a costume with musical details.
Image: Via X - @bbcdoctorwho

In celebration of Jinkx Monsoon’s 36th birthday on September 18, Doctor Who has revealed a new image of the drag queen’s mysterious and camp villain in the show.

Earlier in April, the creators of the popular sci-fi series announced non-binary drag performer Jinkx Monsoon, the only contestant in the Drag Race franchise to ever win the competition twice, as a new character in the upcoming season 14. The character they will portray was described as “the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet”, but no more details were revealed.

A first-look image was shared on the occasion of the announcement, showing the star wearing a costume with piano keys printed on it. Some fans were quick to observe that these details might indicate that the villain will have a musical aspect to it.

“Is there going to be a musical episode?” a fan asked. “Because that could be awesome.”

The new image shared on Monday shows the Drag Race winner in the same costume and was dubbed “villainous chic” in the caption.



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“So hyped for Jinx Monsoon, reminds me of Ursula,” one fan commented in response. “Should be a great villain!”

Someone else wrote, “This new season is gonna make all the right people incredibly mad I love it.”


“Genuinely cannot express how excited I am to witness Jinkx as a Dr Who villainous,” wrote another X user.

Another added, “Jinkx looks so goddamn good, she was born to play a campy ass villain in Doctor Who honestly.”


Jinkx Monsoon will join a supremely queer cast in the upcoming season of Doctor Who, with Sex Education actor Ncuti Gatwa set to make history as the first openly gay and Black Doctor. Russell T Davies, well-known for bringing lots of LGBTQ+ representation to the screen, is also returning to the production, having previously worked as a showrunner on the series from 2005 to 2010.

Other queer stars joining the series include trans Heartstopper actor Yasmin Finney; Pete MacHale, who is set to be the first trans man to enter the Whoniverse; and trans actor Mary Malone. It’s a Sin actor Neil Patrick Harris will also make an appearance, giving LGBTQ+ fans of the show all they’ve ever wanted and more.


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