IT was a first for a Darlington florist when it was asked to make the bouquet for the first ever winner of a reality TV series.

The bouquet was made to order by Cockerton-based First For Flowers and sent to Newcastle for the start of the RuPaul's Drag Race UK tour, where it was presented to The Vivienne, the winner of the series which searches for the country's best drag act.

The creator of the bouquet, who did not wish to be named,said: “I was overjoyed to be asked to make a bouquet for The Vivienne. The bouquet took quite some time make because of the size of it, we came up with a beautiful variety of Anthurium called Exquisite Queen.

“It’s a nice feeling to make something for someone that you have watched on the TV and followed on social media for years – especially RuPaul's Drag Race UK first ever winner.”

First for Flowers have now added a bouquet available to buy called ‘The Vivienne.’ which is proving popular with customers.