Meet the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

All you need to know about the ten queens competing to impress RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr

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God save the queens! Specifically, the ten queens set to serve their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent in the first-ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, soon shantaying its way onto BBC iPlayer.

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But who exactly will be the contestants hoping to impress Mama Ru, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and a host of guest judges? Here’s all you need to know.

Confirmed cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The BBC hasn’t yet officially revealed the show’s cast yet. However, we can expect all queens to be revealed before the start of September when all ten are slated to appear at New York City’s Drag Con.

Check here for updates.


Rumoured cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Here are the queens likely to be unveiled on this series…

Divina De Campo

Stage name of: Owen Farrow

Instagram: @divinadecampo

Twitter: @divinadecampo

Perhaps the most well-known name on the rumoured list, Mancunian De Campo has appeared on The Voice UK, All Together Now (as one of the show’s 100 judges), MTV’s A-Z of Drag and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. Although not confirmed, she has said in the past she would audition for the UK version of Drag Race.

Cheryl Hole

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She’s Versatile… She’s brunette.

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Stage name of: Luke Underwood

Instagram: @cherylholequeen

Twitter: @CherylHoleQueen 

Self-described as the “dancing diva of Essex” and the “Gemma Collins of drag”, Hole bases her act on – you guessed it – X Factor and Girls Aloud star Cheryl. And this could make some very interesting viewing, with Cheryl confirmed as one of Drag Race’s guest judges.

Blu Hydrangea

Stage name of: Joshua Cargill

Instagram: bluhydrangea_

Twitter: @BluHydrangea_

Every series of Drag Race needs a quirky make-up artist. A Belfast-based queen with a strong Instagram following, Hydrangea is expected to slay the competition.

Baga Chipz

Instagram: @bagachipz

Twitter: @ChipShopBird

Featured in the London Live reality series Drag Queens of London, Chipz says she bases her drag act on a young Princess Diana – and the Coronation Street cast circa 1970. Obviously.

Gothy Kendoll

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hostin @popcornheaven ????

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A Drag queen and DJ, Kendoll looks like, well, a gothy Ken doll – in drag. And Drag Race fans predict she’ll strut into the workroom – all her social media went suspiciously quiet during April 2019 when the show is rumoured to have been filmed.

Novympia

Although the biggest drag Youtubers in the UK, many are expecting Novympia to appear on the show. However, the drag duo (Olympia and Nova) previously confirmed to RadioTimes.com they wouldn’t be competing in this year’s competition.

Reba Martell

A “Glaswegian Glamazon”, the Scottish drag queen has served up some “deep-fried fierceness” at her Edinburgh Fringe shows and at Glasgow Pride. Like Gothy, Reba’s social media also went quiet during April 2019. She’s publicly said she won’t be appearing on Drag Race UK, but could this be a piece of misdirection?

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air on BBC iPlayer this Autumn