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Cherry Valentine (November 30, 1993 – September 18, 2022) was a British drag performer and one of the Season 2 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Cherry passed away on September 18, 2022.

Drag Name Origin[]

In a Q&A session on Drag Race UK Twitter, Cherry answered a question from a fan who asked her how she came up with her drag name. Cherry replied that she was inspired by a cherry-scented bath wash she used when showering, and because she loves her grandmother who likes drinking sherry (cause it sounds like cherry). As for 'Valentine', it was because she loves Valentines Day and love.

Track Record(s)[]

Cherry Valentine
Statistics UK Season 2
Ranking: 12th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 2)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 2

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2[]

  • "Oh my God!" (when her headpiece fell off during her werkroom entrance)
  • "Roses are red and violets are blue. Here's your winner of season two." (entrance quote)
  • "The one thing I do know about tennis is how much people grunt, and I'm a squealer."
  • "It is absolute pandemonium. People are trying to find a workspace, and I want a good workspace. I'll trample a bitch."
  • "I feel robbed." (after being eliminated)
  • "Oh rats!" (exit quote)

Farewell Message[]

"Always remember Love yourself first. Can't wait to pop your cherries again! Hate. C♡"


On September 23, 2022, Valentines' family issued a statement, saying "It is with the most heart wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George -- Cherry Valentine -- has tragically passed away. This will come as a profound shock to most people & we understand there is no easy way for this to be announced. As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same. We understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. All we ask is for your patience and your prayers in this time. We love you Georgie 30 November 1993-18 September 2022." [5] Hours later, World of Wonder issued a statement through Instagram, saying "We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of George Ward, AKA Cherry Valentine. As an artist, nurse and an activist Cherry will always remain a beloved member of our Drag Race family. Cherry’s love and irresistibly infectious laugh touched the lives of so many. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends."[6]

The second episode of Drag Race UK Season 4 was dedicated to Cherry's memory.



RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 4[]




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 2) Self Contestant (Placed 12th)


Singles and EPs[]

Year Title Notes
2021 "Aesthetic"
2021 "Iconic"


Year Title Artwork Notes
2021 "Rats:
The Rusical"
RatsTheRusicalArtwork by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Season 2

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