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Drag Race UK Line Up RuVealed!

Gentlemen, start your engines, the first ever RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Line Up is here!

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By Vicky Pea
Wed 21 August, 2019

The full line up for the inaugural UK edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been announced by the BBC and Mama Ru, just a day after we got our first look at the new Werk Room (video below).

The 10 queens preparing to shashay their way into her-story are;

Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Crystal, Cheryl Hole, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Sum Ting Wong, Scaredy Kat, The Vivienne and Vinegar Strokes.

Who do you think will win RuPaul’s Drag Race UK? Cast your vote here and let us know who you’re rooting for!

RuPaul said: “Each of the UK queens is so unique, so courageous and so special. I can’t wait for the UK – and the world – to fall in love with them the same way I did.

Despite the official air date not arriving until October 3rd all 10 queens will make their first official appearance at Manchester Pride on Saturday 24th August 2019 under the show’s banner.

Willam spills the T in Queenstion Time – read it all here

The Queens will join an already star studded array of guest judges and guests including Alan Carr, Graham Norton, Andrew Garfield, Cheryl, Twiggy, Maisie Williams, Michela Coel, Geri Horner as well as the legendary duo Michelle Visage and Mama Ru herself.

Take a first look at the UK Drag Race Line Up here;

Baga Chipz

29, London

“My style is more cabaret, old school, sequin frocks, Shirley Bassey, Danny La Rue, Lily Savage kind of drag.”

Blu Hydrangea

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23, Belfast

“I’ve built a big social media profile, and I now have a platform that allows me to talk about what it’s like to be gay and a queen in Belfast.”

Divina De Campo

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35, West Yorkshire

“As a kid I was dressing up in dresses all the time, but the first time I went out, I went out as Christina Aguilera from the Moulin Rouge video.”

Read our interview with Divina de Campo in Queenstion Time here

Crystal

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34, London

“I do aerial circus, I can crack a whip, put cigarettes out on my tongue – it’s a freak show.”

Sum Ting Wong

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30, Birmingham

“When I started doing drag five years ago, I wanted a name that was cheeky but also reflected my British Vietnamese heritage.”

Cheryl Hole

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25, Essex

“I think my degree in dance will give me an edge because there are several challenges that are thrown at you where you have to use your body.”

Gothy Kendoll

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21, Leicester

“I first did drag on New Year’s Eve 2016 and it was a mess. I was in a leotard with no wig on but I was living my life, having the best night ever.”

Vinegar Strokes

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35, London

“Drag is the new black.”

Scaredy Kat

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20, Wiltshire

I really haven’t done it that long. It was probably about a year ago. I was with my girlfriend trying to have a laugh. It was quite embarrassing but it went quite well for a first try.”

The Vivienne

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27, Liverpool

“Comedy is definitely my trump card. My favourite trick in drag is my vocal impersonations so I do everyone from Kim Woodburn and Cilla Black to Donald Trump,”

RuPaul’s Drag Race – UK Edition, will air on BBC Three via the iPlayer from October 3rd at 8pm and is expected to consist of 8, 1 hour long episodes.

In the meantime, get your fix with our Queenstion Time interview series.