Blu Hydrangea is the stage name of Joshua Cargill, who placed 5th on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK and was later voted as the season's Miss Congeniality.

Name Origin

"My drag name comes from some Blu Hydrangea bush that is in my garden. My nanna told me that we had to plant it with a rusty nail so that it turns into a beautiful blue hydrangea. I love that story of something coming from a rusty dirty old nail into something beautiful which is kind of like me as a person. I came from someone who wasn’t so confident who was a little bit of a nerd into this glamourous colourful being - I love it." Blu Hydrangea explains her drag name on an ITW.

Track Record(s)

Blu Hydrangea
Season Competed: UK Season 1
Ranking: 5th Place
Miss Congeniality
Main Challenges Won: (Ep. 5)
Times placed High: 1 (Ep. 4)
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 2, 6)
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times placed Low: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Episode Eliminated: Episode 6

Entrance Quote

"I'm ready to paint the town blue!"

Memorable Quotes

  • "Oh, mummy!"
  • "Oh, I'm Cher's decapitated head, bitch."
  • "Bottom Two Spice." (to Sum Ting Wong)
  • "Despunk my balls!"
  • ♪ "Get the frock out of my way! Hydrangea's in the game now, mug beat for the gods, working on my funny, beating all the odds. I can be the hero for the gays back home, bitches better watch out, now I send them home (home, home, home) (Pack your bags, you're going home! Oh dear, Blu's here! She's got the crown, she's breaking down)" ♪ (verse on Break Up (Bye Bye) by The Frock Destroyers.)
  • "If we book you." (to Cheryl Hole before being eliminated)
  • "Well ladies don't be feeling Blu, just follow her on Instagram!" (elimination quote)


  • Blu be servin' beat and the beat got bitchin'! Servin' up my booty like a feast in the kitchen; come a really long way from rhymin' home with home: got my palace with the crown and a royal throne. (verse on Her Majesty by The Frock Destroyers.)
  • "No it wasn't you bitch it was you! Ya silly cunt!" (Referring to Divina De Campo, In Pop Buzz's Frock Destroyers vs 'The Most Impossible Drag Race Quiz' video)

Farewell Message

"Not just a look Queen! BLU came, Blu slayed, Blu conquered for N.I. ♡ Love you ALL! BLU Hydrangea♡"


  • She was the most followed queen of the cast before the show aired.
  • She is the first Irish queen to appear on a RuPaul's Drag Race series.
  • She is the first queen to get a match in the Snatch Game on Drag Race UK.
  • As a member of The Frock Destroyers, she was part of the first shared win between three contestants in Drag Race herstory, along with Baga Chipz and Divina De Campo.
  • She is the first challenge winner in the UK to be eliminated.
    • She is also the first Drag Race UK queen to be eliminated after winning the main challenge in the previous episode.
  • She was the only challenge winner in her season to be eliminated before the finale.
  • Blu was crowned as the unofficial Miss Congeniality of the season by the fans and Bob The Drag Queen, making her the first Miss Congeniality from the UK and RuPaul's Drag Race UK.[1][2]
    • This makes Blu the second Miss Congeniality to be crowned unofficially after Tynomi Banks.
    • She has the shortest reign of any Miss Congeniality.


UK Season 1 Looks






  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1, as contestant, placed 5th. (2019)

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