RuPaul's Drag Race UK
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Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK was officially announced November 7, 2019 on social media to be casting through World of Wonder until November 15, 2019.[1] Production for this season was put on hold after filming began due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

The cast of Season 2 was officially revealed on December 16, 2020, through the Drag Race UK social media. The promo theme is Pride, with each queen wearing a different color of the Progress Pride Flag. The season also released a Christmas promo for the holiday season, and a cast promo photo for Gay Times.

Contestants

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(Ages and names stated are during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Real Name Age Current City Ep. 1 Ep. 2
Rusical
TBA Asttina
Mandella
AsttinaMandellaDRUK2Promo.jpg Aston
Joshua
27 London WIN TBA
TBA Ellie
Diamond
EllieDiamondDRUK2Promo.jpg Elliot
Glen
21 Dundee HIGH TBA
TBA Lawrence
Chaney
LawrenceChaneyDRUK2Promo.jpg Lawrence
Maidment
23 Glasgow HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
TBA
TBA A'Whora A'WhoraDRUK2Promo.jpg George
Boyle
23 London SAFE TBA
TBA Cherry
Valentine
CherryValentineDRUK2Promo.jpg George
Ward
26 Darlington SAFE TBA
TBA Ginny
Lemon
GinnyLemonDRUK2Promo.jpg Lewis
Croucher
31 Worcestershire SAFE TBA
TBA Tayce TayceDRUK2Promo.jpg Tayce
Szura-Radix
26 London SAFE TBA
TBA Tia
Kofi
TiaKofiDRUK2Promo.jpg Lawrence
Bolton
30 London SAFE TBA
TBA Veronica
Green
VeronicaGreenDRUK2Promo.jpg Kevin Max
Grogan
34 London SAFE TBA
TBA Sister
Sister
SisterSisterDRUK2Promo.jpg Pip
Doran
32 Liverpool LOW TBA
TBA Bimini
Bon-Boulash
BiminiBonBoulashDRUK2Promo.jpg Tommy
Hibbitts
26 London BTM2 TBA
12th Joe
Black
JoeBlackDRUK2Promo.jpg Joe
Black
30 Brighton ELIM
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Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
10 1 Royalty Returns January 14, 2021
11 2 Rats: The Rusical January 21, 2021
12 3 TBA January 28, 2021
13 4 TBA February 4, 2021

Episode 1: "Royalty Returns"

Airdate: January 14, 2021

Synopsis: The award winning RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns for a second series. Over the course of ten weeks twelve of the country’s most fabulous drag queens will compete to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar. In this premiere episode, the queens enter the Werk Room for the first time and quickly take on their first challenge – a photo shoot with Ru. And then in an added twist the queens are asked to serve two looks on the Drag Race runway. Actress and fashion icon Elizabeth Hurley joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as the first queen sashays away from the competition.

Episode 1 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Elizabeth Hurley
  • Mini Challenge: Wimbled Hun Photoshoot
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Lawrence Chaney
  • Maxi Challenge: Serve up two runway looks, a Gay Icon inspired look and a Hometown look
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Asttina Mandella
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Bimini Bon-Boulash and Joe Black
  • Lip Sync Song: "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Eliminated: Joe Black
  • Farewell Message: "auf wiederschen you camp old bitches love you, see you soon- JB"

Entrance Order

1 Lawrence Chaney
2 Cherry Valentine
3 Tia Kofi
4 Bimini Bon-Boulash
5 Ginny Lemon
6 Ellie Diamond
7 Sister Sister
8 Tayce
9 Joe Black
10 Veronica Green
11 Asttina Mandella
12 A'Whora

Runway Inspirations

Queen Gay Icon Hometown
A'Whora Vivienne Westwood Nottingham
Asttina Mandella Naomi Campbell London
Bimini Bon-Boulash Princess Julia Norfolk
Cherry Valentine Freddie Mercury Darlington
Ellie Diamond Lily Savage Dundee
Ginny Lemon Kate Bush Worcestershire
Joe Black David Bowie Brighton
Lawrence Chaney Diana Rigg Glasgow
Sister Sister Dusty Springfield Liverpool
Tayce Naomi Campbell Newport
Tia Kofi Alan Turing Essex
Veronica Green Boy George Rochdale

Wimbled Hun Photoshoot

Episode 2: "Rats: The Rusical"

Airdate: January 21, 2021

Synopsis: The queens are settling in, but the pressure is on as their singing, acting and dancing skills are truly challenged in Rats-The Rusical, Drag Race's first ever live musical. West End star Sheridan Smith joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel as another queen exits the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Sheridan Smith
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Star in "Rats: The Rusical"
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Rats: The Rusical

Queen Role
A'Whora TBA
Asttina Mandella TBA
Bimini Bon-Boulash TBA
Cherry Valentine TBA
Ellie Diamond TBA
Ginny Lemon TBA
Lawrence Chaney TBA
Sister Sister TBA
Tayce TBA
Tia Kofi TBA
Veronica Green TBA


Episode 3: "TBA"

Airdate: January 28, 2021

Synopsis: This week RuPaul tests the queens' creative sewing skills - and their friendships - as they're pitted against each other in a design challenge called Who Wore It Best? Supermodel Jourdan Dunn joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton as a third queen leaves the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Jourdan Dunn
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Who Wore It Best? (Design Challenge)
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Who Wore It Best?

Pairs
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA

Episode 4: "TBA"

Airdate: February 4, 2021

Synopsis: This week the queens' presenting skills are challenged as they host their own daytime magazine show, Morning Glory. The queen of British daytime TV, Lorraine Kelly, joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel as a fourth queen exits the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Lorraine Kelly
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Host "Morning Glory", their own daytime magazine show
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Morning Glory

Queen Role
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA

Gallery

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

Videos

Meet the Queens

Trivia

  • UK Season 2 is the first season to...
    • Have two pairs of queens have the same name out or drag, A'Whora and Cherry Valentine (both George), and Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi (both Lawrence).
    • Have two different promo themes on Drag Race UK, the official one and a Christmas one, and the third overall after Seasons 1 and 2 of Drag Race US.
  • UK Season 2 is the second season to...
    • Halt production in the middle of filming, the first being Season 3.
  • Michelle Visage accidentally leaked Asttina Mandella, Cherry Valentine, Ellie Diamond, Joe Black, Tayce and Tia Kofi during an Instagram live, where she accidentally showed a sheet of paper with the cast of the season.[3]

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