Olly Alexander looked typically stylish on Friday as he prepared to host YouTube’s Pride 2021 event.
Rocking bright orange hair and a patterned tracksuit at rehearsals, the It’s A Sin star, 30, beamed from ear-to-ear while posing behind an East London pub’s brightly-lit bar, where he is hosting the event from.
Olly will lead a stellar line up for the multi-hour global live stream event alongside Mawaan Rizwan, which will kick off at 8pm on Years & Years’ YouTube channel before moving over to YouTube Originals.
Almost time! Olly Alexander, 30, looked typically stylish on Friday as he prepared to host YouTube’s Pride 2021 event from an East London pub wearing a patterned tracksuit
Olly also posed for photographs alongside 28-year-old actor, writer and comedian Mawaan, who he is co-hosting with.
Mawaan – who will be performing his viral song Mango accompanied by the London Gay Symphony Orchestra – cut a trendy figure in a red tracksuit which he teamed with a black baseball cap.
Also seen with Olly was singer MNEK, 26, who flashed the cameras a wide smile and made a statement in a bright green graphic tee stamped with a daisy and the words ‘be happy’.
MNEK and Olly will be performing an exclusive duet on the night.
Model Munroe Bergdorf, 33, was also seen at rehearsals, and looked sensational in a figure-hugging bright red gown.
Co-hosts: Olly also posed for photographs alongside 28-year-old actor Mawaan Rizwan, who he is co-hosting the opening segment of the event with
YouTube announced at the beginning of June that Demi Lovato, 28, and Olly were set to host the star-studded virtual party on 25th June, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.
YouTube Originals alongside JA Films are putting together the virtual celebration, which will feature multiple hosts.
The evening’s finale will be hosted by singer Demi, who will invite viewers to join them on a Pride journey of discovery from a special venue in LA.
Demi – who revealed last month that they are non-binary and prefers they/them pronouns – will meet with special guests and fans while speaking about topics such as queer identity, mental health, and body positivity.
Exciting: Olly will lead a stellar line up for the multi-hour global live stream event alongside Mawaan, which will kick off at 8pm on Years & Years’ YouTube channel
As part of the UK line up, Years & Years musician Olly is teaming up with actor, writer and comedian Mawaan.
The pair will be co-hosting from an East London local pub, celebrating the roadmapped return to freedom in England by transforming the pub into a Loud & Proud party venue.
They will be inviting their friends from the LGBTQ+ community from the worlds of comedy, music, social media and activism to celebrate Pride with them.
This includes a special guest appearance from activist Munroe, big surprise performances, celebrity guests and a lot of laughter.
Star-studded: Also seen with Olly was singer MNEK, 26, who flashed the cameras a wide smile and made a statement in a bright green graphic tee stamped with a daisy
The line-up of performers confirmed so far includes: Tyler Oakley, Trixie Mattel, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Miss Peppermint and Denali Foxx.
Speaking about his involvement in YouTube Pride 2021, Olly said: ‘I’m very excited to be co-hosting my own variety show with some super talented LGBTQ+ cuties and I get to co-host with the cute and funny Mawaan!
‘We’ll be chatting to some gorgey people from the community, there will be live music surprises and yes I will be performing an exclusive song!’
Mawaan gushed: ‘I’m so excited to be doing the show for YouTube Originals alongside my mate Olly.
‘Pride is a great celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community and I’m really looking forward to a party this year after everything that’s happened.
‘Pride month is such an important time for so many of us in the community, and to be co-hosting this global event, and showcasing some of the most talented Queer people in the world, is SO exciting!
‘I can’t wait for you all to join us for a Pride Party like you’ve never seen before – we’re pulling out all the stops and we’ve got SO many surprises in store…’
YouTube Pride 2021 will kick off on at 8pm TONIGHT. Visit for where to view the rest of the night’s entertainment.
Gorgeous: Model Munroe Bergdorf, 33, was also seen ahead of the event, and looked sensational in a figure-hugging bright red gown
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