GLASGOW drag queen Lawrence Chaney has been appointed as the nation’s “Fairy Godmaw” by Scotland’s other national drink

In her new role, Irn Bru has tasked RuPaul’s Drag Race winner with using her special magic wand to grant people’s Christmas wishes. 

A recent survey revealed Scots have some festive season pet peeves that they’d like to put on the naughty list, and Christmas wishes they’d love to have granted. 

More than half said overdone turkeys are their biggest no-no, followed by TV re-runs (31%) and Christmas music (24%). 

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One-in-four wish for the whole family to be together, one-in-five want to go on holiday instead – while some say they simply wish for unlimited Irn Bru.

Irn Bru superfan Lawrence said it was a “dream come BRU” to become the nation’s Fairy Godmaw. 

They 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 my Glasgow hometown, 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 been always been a huge part of my life and I’m so proud to be repping my favourite drink.”

The survey also revealed how much Irn Bru gets gulped over Christmas - with more than 2.5m cans consumed over the festive season by Scottish families, and one-in-ten Scots drinking between 10 and 100 cans. 

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Scots are invited to send in their Christmas wishes in to IRN-BRU on Twitter, Instagram or TikTok using #BibbidyBobbidyBru. 

The Fairy Godmaw will send some of Irn Bru’s special festive packs to make sure it’s the most wonderful time of the year for as many people as possible. 

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Adrian Troy, Marketing Director at AG BARR, 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 became the first Scottish drag queen to win Rupaul’s Drag Race earlier this year - showcasing a series of Irn-Bru and panto inspired looks.

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They also snatched the Audience Award at BAFTA Scotland, as voted for by the Scottish people - beating seasoned stars like David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald.  

You can keep up with the Fairy Godmaw’s magical antics throughout the Christmas season on Twitter at @IrnBru, Facebook at, TikTok at @irnbruofficial and Instagram at @IrnBru.