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Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK was officially announced December 4, 2018 on The Sun.[1] The season began airing on Thursday, October 3, 2019 on the BBC Three iPlayer.

On February 14, 2019 it was revealed that Alan Carr and Graham Norton will join the show as rotating judges just as Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews are in the American format.[2]

On July 16, 2019, it was revealed via social media that the cast of this season will be announced at RuPaul's DragCon NYC 2019 with all 10 queens appearing at the convention. It was also confirmed via Instagram that the season will be available on the streaming platform WOW Presents Plus for viewers outside the UK.[3]

The Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1 will be "whisked off to Hollywood to star in her very own digital series, produced by the hit-making team that created RuPaul's Drag Race, World of Wonder.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK airs on the BBC which is a public broadcasting company funded by taxes. Because of this, competitive television shows which air on the BBC may not use commercial sponsorships (like challenge prizes), nor are they allowed to give cash prizes. According to the "Framework for Funding Prizes and Awards" of the BBC, prizes should be original and something money cannot buy, hence the Ru Peter Badge that contestants earn when they win a challenge.[4]

Contestants

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(Names, ages and hometowns are stated are during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Real
Name
Age Hometown Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4
(Snatch
Game)
TBA Divina
De
Campo
DivinaDeCampoMug Owen
Farrow
35 Yorkshire SAFE HIGH WIN TBA
TBA Crystal CrystalMug Colin
Munro
34 London SAFE SAFE HIGH TBA
TBA The
Vivienne
TheVivienneMug James
Williams
27 Liverpool WIN HIGH
TEAM
Team
Captain
HIGH TBA
TBA Baga
Chipz
BagaChipzMug Leo
Loren
29 London HIGH WIN SAFE TBA
TBA Blu
Hydrangea
BluHydrangea⁠Mug Joshua
Cargill
23 Belfast SAFE BTM2 SAFE TBA
TBA Cheryl
Hole
CherylHoleMug Luke
Underwood
25 Essex LOW LOW LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
TBA
TBA Sum
Ting
Wong
SumTingWongMug Bo
Zeng
30 Birmingham HIGH HIGH
TEAM
BTM2 TBA
8th Vinegar
Strokes⁠
VinegarStrokesMug Daniel
Jacob
35 London BTM2 HIGH
TEAM
ELIM
9th Scaredy
Kat
ScaredyKatMug TBA 19 Wiltshire SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
ELIM
Team
Captain
10th Gothy
Kendoll
GothyKendollMug Sam
Handley
22 Leicester ELIM
The contestant won the main challenge.
The contestant received mainly positive critiques but did not win the main challenge.
The contestant was on the winning team but did not win the main challenge.
The contestant received mainly negative critiques but did not place in the bottom two.
The contestant placed in the bottom two and won the lip-sync for your life.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, lost the lip-sync for your life and was eliminated.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
1 1 The Royal Queens October 3, 2019
2 2 Downton Draggy October 10, 2019
3 3 Posh On A Penny October 17, 2019
4 4 TBA October 24, 2019
5 5 TBA October 31, 2019


Episode 1: "The Royal Queens"

Airdate: October 3, 2019

Synopsis: RuPaul brings the award-winning global phenomenon to the UK for the first time. Ten of the country’s most fabulous drag queens will compete in the Olympics of drag in the hope that RuPaul, queen of queens, will crown them as the UK’s first Drag Race Superstar.

UKSeason1JudgesEp1

Episode 1 Judges

Summary: In this premiere episode the queens all meet for the first time before joining RuPaul, who surprises them with an outrageous photoshoot challenge. They then deliver two regal looks on the Drag Race runway. Hollywood actor and drag race fan Andrew Garfield joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel, as the first queen is eliminated from the competition.[5]

  • Guest Judge: Andrew Garfield
  • Mini Challenge: Take part in a photoshoot challenge depicting the beheading of Anne Boleyn.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Scaredy Kat
  • Maxi Challenge: Rule the runway in two royal outfits: one inspired by one of Queen Elizabeth and the other inspired by the Queen's hometown.
  • Runway Themes: Queen of Your Hometown and Queen Elizabeth Realness
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: The Vivienne
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Vinegar Strokes and Gothy Kendoll.
  • Lip Sync Song: "New Rules" by Dua Lipa
  • Eliminated: Gothy Kendoll
  • Farewell Message: "I'm the UK's Porkchop Love You, Friends for Life X X X Gothy"

Entrance Order

1 Baga Chipz
2 Blu Hydrangea
3 Divina De Campo
4 Crystal
5 Sum Ting Wong
6 Cheryl Hole
7 Gothy Kendoll
8 Vinegar Strokes
9 Scaredy Kat
10 The Vivienne

Episode 2: "Downton Draggy"

Airdate: October 10, 2019

Synopsis: This week the queens’ acting skills are put to the test as they star in a sumptuous new comedy costume drama - Downton Draggy. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as another queen exits the competition.[6]

UKSeason1JudgesEp2

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Maisie Williams
  • Maxi Challenge: Act in a drag queen version of "Downton Abbey"
  • Runway Theme: Bond Girl Glamourama
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Baga Chipz
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Scaredy Kat and Blu Hydrangea
  • Lip Sync Song: "Venus" by Bananarama
  • Eliminated: Scaredy Kat
  • Farewell Message: "Scaredy the whole way. 19 now, what's gonna happen when I'm 35?! :P Thanks girls, cya later! ♡ MEOW! X"

Downton Draggy

Team Scaredy Kat

Team The Vivienne

Blu Hydrangea Baga Chipz
Crystal Sum Ting Wong
Cheryl Hole Vinegar Strokes
Divina De Campo The Vivienne
Scaredy Kat

Episode 3: "Posh On A Penny"

Airdate: October 17, 2019

Synopsis: This week RuPaul tests the queens’ sewing skills and fashion sense, as they are challenged to create show-stopping outfits from junk found at a car boot sale. The original queen of British fashion, Dame Twiggy, joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as a third queen sashays away from the competition. Also, Drag Race All Star, Raven makes a cheeky guest appearance.[7] 

UKSeason1JudgesEp3

Episode 3 Judges

  • Special Guest: Raven
  • Guest Judge: Dame Twiggy
  • Mini Challenge: Dance around a maypole
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Cheryl Hole
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A 15 second head start at getting materials
  • Maxi Challenge: Create a show-stopping outfit from junk found at a car boot sale
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Divina De Campo
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Sum Ting Wong and Vinegar Strokes
  • Lip Sync Song: "Would I Lie To You" by The Eurythmics
  • Eliminated: Vinegar Strokes
  • Farewell Message: "Long live the OG RPDR UK SLAAAAGS!" You're all amazing. ♡ Hodge Podge FOREVER! xxx"

Episode 4: "TBA"

Airdate: October 24, 2019

Synopsis: This week the queens take on the iconic Snatch Game challenge, where they must deliver their best celebrity impersonations against a classic TV game show backdrop. Special guests Lorraine Kelly and Stacey Dooley join in the fun. On the judging panel Spice Girl legend Geri Horner joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr as another queen is eliminated from the competition.[8]

  • Special Guests: Lorraine Kelly and Stacey Dooley
  • Guest Judge: Geri Horner
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: TBA and TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: "TBA" by TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: "TBA"

Snatch Game Characters

Queen Celebrity
Baga Chipz TBA
Blu Hydrangea TBA
Cheryl Hole TBA
Crystal TBA
Divina De Campo TBA
Sum Ting Wong TBA
The Vivienne TBA

Episode 5: "TBA"

Airdate: October 31, 2019

Synopsis: This week the remaining queens are split into two teams, for a girl-group battle. With the help of Grammy-nominated singer and producer MNEK, the two newly formed girl groups record vocals and perform their own versions of the same song. Can they impress Mama Ru and guest judge and girl group professional, Jade Thirlwall? Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as a fifth queen sashays away from the competition.[9]

  • Special Guest: MNEK
  • Guest Judge: Jade Thirlwall
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Record vocals and perform in a girl group a song.
  • Runway Theme: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: TBA and TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: "TBA" by TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: "TBA"

Gallery

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the queens' looks from each episode.

Videos

Trivia

  • Divina De Campo was a contestant on the fifth season of The Voice UK which aired in 2016, and is also one of the judges on All Together Now which aired in 2018 and 2019.
  • Scaredy Kat is the 2nd youngest queen to compete in the franchise's history at 19 years old, after Morrigan at 18.
  • The Average age of RPDR UK Season 1 is 27.8.
  • Crystal is the first international queen on RPDR UK, as she was born in Canada. She is also the second international RuPaul's Drag Race queen from Canada after Brooke Lynn Hytes.
  • This is the first RuPaul's Drag Race series to...
    • have only 10 queens compete, excluding All Stars. It is not, however, the smallest cast as Season 1 only had 9 queens compete.
  • Episode 2 looks were leaked in the first episode of Fashion Photo RuView UK Edition in WOWpresents Plus+. The video was deleted and reuploaded with the fixed images.
  • RuPaul's Promo Look is seen on the runway of the Episode 3.
  • In episode 3 the lip-sync song "Would I Lie To You?" by Eurythmics was the same as the lip-sync song in Season 1, Episode 4 of the US edition against Rebecca Glasscock & Jade.

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