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 Hometown Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9
Rusical Snatch
Game
TBA Bimini
Bon-Boulash
BiminiBonBoulashDRUK2Promo.jpg Tommy
Hibbitts
26 London BTM2 SAFE HIGH HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN WIN SAFE WIN TBA
TBA Lawrence
Chaney
LawrenceChaneyDRUK2Promo.jpg Lawrence
Maidment
23 Glasgow HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN WIN WIN
Team
Captain
BTM2 LOW HIGH TBA
TBA Ellie
Diamond
EllieDiamondDRUK2Promo.jpg Elliot
Glen
21 Dundee HIGH HIGH SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
TBA
TBA Tayce TayceDRUK2Promo.jpg Tayce
Szura-Radix
26 London SAFE BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE WIN HIGH BTM2 BTM2 TBA
5th A'Whora A'WhoraDRUK2Promo.jpg George
Boyle
23 London SAFE SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH HIGH WIN LOW WIN ELIM
6th Sister
Sister
SisterSisterDRUK2Promo.jpg Pip
Doran
32 Liverpool LOW SAFE HIGH BTM2 LOW SAFE ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
7th Tia Kofi TiaKofiDRUK2Promo.jpg Lawrence
Bolton
30 London SAFE HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM2 SAFE BTM2 ELIM
8th
(Orig.
12th)
Joe
Black
JoeBlackDRUK2Promo.jpg Joe
Black
30 Brighton ELIM RTRN
+
ELIM
Team
Captain
9th
(Dept.)
Veronica
Green
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Grogan
34 London SAFE WIN HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW DEPT
10th
(Quit)
Ginny
Lemon
GinnyLemonDRUK2Promo.jpg Lewis
Croucher
31 Worcestershire SAFE SAFE LOW BTM2
+
QUIT
11th Asttina
Mandella
AsttinaMandellaDRUK2Promo.jpg Aston
Joshua
27 London WIN SAFE ELIM OUT
12th Cherry
Valentine
CherryValentineDRUK2Promo.jpg George
Ward
26 Darlington SAFE ELIM OUT
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The contestant received positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received negative critiques, but was not up for elimination.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, but neither one was eliminated.
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.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, chose not to lip-sync, and was eliminated.
The contestant departed from the competition due to medical reasons.
The contestant was brought back by her fellow contestants, placed in the bottom two, lost the lip-sync for your life, and was eliminated.
The contestant was not chosen to return to the competition by their fellow contestants.
The contestant returned and appeared on the reunion episode, but was out of the running.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
10 1 Royalty Returns January 14, 2021
11 2 Rats: The Rusical January 21, 2021
12 3 Who Wore It Best? January 28, 2021
13 4 Morning Glory February 4, 2021
14 5 The RuRuvision Song Contest February 11, 2021
COVID-19 Special Queens On Lockdown February 12, 2021
15 6 Snatch Game February 18, 2021
16 7 Lockdown Supersheroes February 25, 2021
17 8 Stoned on the Runway March 4, 2021
18 9 BeastEnders March 11, 2021
19 10 Grand Finale March 18, 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

  • Special Guest: Kevin McDaid
  • 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 Nottinghamshire
Asttina Mandella Naomi Campbell East London
Bimini Bon-Boulash Princess Julia Norwich
Cherry Valentine Freddie Mercury Darlington
Ellie Diamond Lily Savage Dundee
Ginny Lemon Kate Bush Worcester
Joe Black David Bowie Brighton
Lawrence Chaney Diana Rigg Glasgow
Sister Sister Dusty Springfield Liverpool
Tayce Naomi Campbell Newport
Tia Kofi Alan Turing Nottingham
Veronica Green Boy George Lancashire

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.

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Sheridan Smith
  • Mini Challenge: Drag Race Cabinet: the queens must vote themselves in four categories.
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform in "Rats: The Rusical"
  • Runway Theme: Surprise, Surprise
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Veronica Green
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Cherry Valentine and Tayce
  • Lip Sync Song: "Memory" by Elaine Paige
  • Eliminated: Cherry Valentine
  • Farewell Message: "Always remember Love yourself first. Can't wait to pop your cherries again! Hate. C♡"

Drag Race Cabinet Mini Challenge

Queen Voting Categories
Secretary
of Shade
(The Shadiest)
Trade
Minister
(The Prettiest Out Of Drag)
Leader of
Lording it Up
(The Cockiest)
Baroness
Basic
(The Most Basic)
Tia Kofi A'Whora
Tayce A'Whora A'Whora
Asttina Mandella A'Whora Cherry Tia
A'Whora Ginny Tayce
Lawrence Chaney Tayce Asttina
Sister Sister Veronica
Ginny Lemon A'Whora Sister
Ellie Diamond Lawrence Asttina
Cherry Valentine Lawrence Tayce Ellie Tia
Bimini Bon-Boulash A'Whora Tayce
Veronica Green Bimini Lawrence Asttina
Winners A'Whora Tayce Lawrence Chaney Tia Kofi

Rats: The Rusical

Queen Role
Asttina Mandella Jane
Tayce Scat Rat
Ellie Diamond Scabies
Sister Sister Rat Pack #1
Cherry Valentine Rat Pack #2
Lawrence Chaney Rat Pack #3
A'Whora Miss Dysentery
Bimini Bon-Boulash Depravity
Veronica Green Evita von Fleas
Ginny Lemon Dame Doody Stench
Tia Kofi Specimen One

Episode 3: "Who Wore It Best?"

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.

Episode 3 Judges

  • Special Guest: Jodie Harsh
  • Guest Judge: Jourdan Dunn
  • Mini Challenge: Limbo for your Life
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Tayce and Veronica Green
  • Maxi Challenge: Create and model a look on the runway
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Lawrence Chaney
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Asttina Mandella and Tia Kofi
  • Lip Sync Song: "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa
  • Eliminated: Asttina Mandella
  • Farewell Message: "Rude. Always to remember to have RAT BITE FEVER. Love you all. FOREVER + ALWAYS. Asttina 💋"

Who Wore It Best?

Colour Pairs
Black A'Whora WIN Tayce LOSS
Blue Asttina Mandella LOSS Bimini Bon-Boulash WIN
Gold Ellie Diamond LOSS Lawrence Chaney WIN
Green Tia Kofi LOSS Veronica Green WIN
Pink Ginny Lemon LOSS Sister Sister WIN

Episode 4: "Morning Glory"

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.

Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Lorraine Kelly
  • Mini Challenge: Present a pastry in a sexual manner
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Bimini Bon-Boulash
  • Maxi Challenge: Host "Morning Glory", their own daytime magazine show
  • Runway Theme: Monster Mashup
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Lawrence Chaney
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Ginny Lemon and Sister Sister
  • Lip Sync Song: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Kim Wilde
  • Quit: Ginny Lemon
  • Farewell Message: "Witches unite! Fancy a Slice? △"

Morning Glory

Queen Role Monster Mashup Inspirations
Bimini Bon-Boulash Gen Z Party Animals
(Main Hosts)
The Devil and Playboy Bunny
Tayce Vampire and Bride of Frankenstein
Veronica Green Goths
(Party Planners)
Medusa and Babe, The Pig
Sister Sister Mummy and Werewolf
Ellie Diamond Dragony Nieces
(Pre-School Kids Presenters)
Goblin and Werewolf
Lawrence Chaney Sweeney Todd, Bride of Frankenstein,
The Silence of the Lambs and Leatherface
Tia Kofi Essex Girls
(Money Saving Experts)
Medusa and Voodoo Priestess
A'Whora Elvira and Zombie
Ginny Lemon Hippie Queen
(Weather Reporter)
Beetlejuice and Witch

Episode 5: "The RuRuvision Song Contest"

Airdate: February 11, 2021

Episode 5 Judges

Synopsis: RuPaul and the queens return from their lockdown hiatus and the search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar resumes. With the queens reunited and added twists, there is much excitement in the air, but the competition picks up quickly as the queens form two groups for a Europop battle – The RuRuvision Song Contest. In a glorious homage to Eurovision, the queens record and perform the same catchy song, but can they swerve the dreaded nul points?! MNEK joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as a fifth queen sashays away from the competition.

  • Guest Judge: MNEK
  • Departed: Veronica Green (due to testing positive to COVID-19)
  • Returned: Joe Black
  • Maxi Challenge: Record vocals and perform in a girl group number for the original song "UK Hun'?".
  • Runway Theme: A Day at the Seaside
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: A'Whora, Bimini Bon-Boulash, Lawrence Chaney and Tayce
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Tia Kofi and Joe Black
  • Lip Sync Song: "Don't Leave Me This Way" by The Communards
  • Eliminated: Joe Black
  • Farewell Message: "I Can't Be Bothered writing another Message. I Am only capable of so many mirror messages and goodbyes. Bye. (Again) See ya soon! ♡"

Who Deserves To Return?

Queen Who Should Return
Ellie Diamond Joe Black
Tia Kofi Joe Black
Sister Sister Joe Black
A'Whora Asttina Mandella
Bimini Bon-Boulash Asttina Mandella
Lawrence Chaney Joe Black
Tayce Joe Black

RuRuvision Song Contest

United Kingdolls Bananadrama
Lawrence Chaney Joe Black
A'Whora Ellie Diamond
Bimini Bon-Boulash Sister Sister
Tayce Tia Kofi

Special Episode: "Queens On Lockdown"

Airdate: February 12, 2021

Title Card

Synopsis: A never-before-seen look into the lockdown lives of the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, when they were sent home for a seven-month break in filming due to the pandemic. Through a combination of self-filmed videos diaries and interview footage, the queens give us an all-access look at their quarantine home lives, their professional struggles, emotional highs and lows, and how they got ready to return to the competition.

Discussions:

  • Finding out about lockdown.
  • Cherry's experience as a mental health nurse during the pandemic.
  • Exercising and learning new things during lockdown.
  • Food during lockdown.
  • Bonds with their families.
  • Tayce and A'Whora moving in together.
  • Ellie being homeless and moving around homes.
  • The queens' mental health during lockdown.
  • The decline in drag venues and the stigma towards drag as a job.
  • The queens' out of drag jobs and doing drag virtually.
  • The English queens' doing performances in venues again.
  • Veronica testing positive for COVID-19.
  • The remaining queens returning to filming.

Episode 6: "Snatch Game"

Airdate: February 18, 2021

Episode 6 Judges

Snatch Game Panel

Synopsis: This week the queens showcase their best celebrity impressions and improv skills, as they take on the iconic Snatch Game. Gemma Collins plays along too, but can the queens match her blankety blank? On the judging panel singer Jessie Ware joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr as another queen sashays away...

Snatch Game Characters

Queen Celebrity Photo
Tia Kofi Mel B.

(as Scary Spice)

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Sister Sister Sally Morgan SisterSisterSnatchGame.jpg
Lawrence Chaney Miriam Margolyes LawrenceChaneySnatchGame.jpg
Ellie Diamond Matt Lucas

(as Vicky Pollard)

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Tayce Jane Turner TayceSnatchGame.jpg
A'Whora Louie Spence A'WhoraSnatchGame.jpg
Bimini Bon-Boulash Katie Price BiminiSnatchGame.jpg

Episode 7: "Lockdown Supersheroes"

Airdate: February 25, 2021

Episode 7 Judges

Synopsis: This week RuPaul challenges the queens to create show stopping superhero outfits. US Drag Race All Star Raven pops in for moral support and TV presenter Maya Jama joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as Ru decides which queens should lip sync for their lives…

  • Special Guest: Raven
  • Guest Judge: Maya Jama
  • Mini Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Sister Sister
  • Maxi Challenge: Create and model a look on the runway
  • Runway Theme: Lockdown Supersheroes
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: A'Whora
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Tayce and Sister Sister
  • Lip Sync Song: "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself" by Jess Glynne
  • Eliminated: Sister Sister
  • Farewell Message: "HATE YOUR HAIR HOPE YOU LOSE / ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU CAMP COWS (drawing of Sister Sister's signature mouth) Sister Sister X"
Queen Supershero Name
Tayce Exfoliana Bolt
Lawrence Chaney Lawrence of Chania
A'Whora Covid Nine-Tina
Bimini Bon-Boulash Dr Isabella Blows-A-Lot
Ellie Diamond Exuberant Ellie
Sister Sister The Garden of Sh-Eden

Episode 8: "Stoned on the Runway"

Airdate: March 4, 2021

Episode 8 Judges

Synopsis: This week the queens face one of their toughest challenge yet as they are asked to write and perform their own comedy stand up routines. Comedy legend Dawn French joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel as another queen takes her leave.

  • Guest Judge: Dawn French
  • Mini Challenge: The Masc 4 Masc Singer
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Ellie Diamond
  • Maxi Challenge: Put on a comedy night celebrating the theme of Love
  • Runway Theme: Stoned On The Runway
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Bimini Bon-Boulash
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: A'Whora and Tayce
  • Lip Sync Song: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield
  • Eliminated: A'Whora
  • Farewell Message: "Talk about sexual TENSION!! ill see you at the Sauna Lots of love A'whora xoxo"

Episode 9: "BeastEnders"

Airdate: March 11, 2021

Synopsis: The search for the UK's Next Drag Race Superstar continues in the penultimate episode of the series. This week the queens' acting skills are put to the test as they star in a new soap opera - BeastEnders. To help them with their roles, EastEnders legend Natalie Cassidy, aka Sonia, gives the girls a soap acting masterclass, whilst Michelle Visage and Graham Norton and an extra special guest judge join RuPaul to deliberate the fate of the remaining queens.

Top Three of Season 2

Queen Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
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Episode 10: "Grand Finale"

Airdate: March 18, 2021

Synopsis: It's the Finale! The competition concludes in an all singing, all dancing extravaganza fight for the crown. Choreographer Jay Revell coaches the queens through their intense final challenge, and Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, Graham Norton and all of the eliminated queens return to witness who RuPaul awards the coveted title of UK's Next Drag Superstar to.

Gallery

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

Videos

Meet the Queens

Music Recordings

Trivia

  • Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK is the first season...
    • ... with two pairs of contestants with the same out of drag name: A'Whora and Cherry Valentine are actually named George; Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi Lawrence.
    • ... with 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.
    • ... with a contestant of Romani descent (Cherry Valentine).
    • ... to have a contestant voluntarily quit the competition on a regular season (Ginny Lemon).
    • ... with two episodes released in a single week (Episodes 5 and Queens On Lockdown).
    • ... to have a contestant get plastic surgery between the start and end of filming (Sister Sister).
    • ... to have a contestant return to the competition within the same season since All Stars 4.
    • ... to have a contestant removed from the competition due to medical reasons on RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Veronica Green), and the second season overall after Season 9 (Eureka O'Hara).
    • ... to have the same three contestants be in the top in three consecutive episodes (A'Whora, Bimini Bon-Boulash and Lawrence Chaney, in Episodes 3, 4, and 5).
      • Lawrence also won each of these three episodes as well.
    • ... to spoil a challenge winner before the challenge has happened.
      • About 5 minutes into Episode 6, Bimini Bon-Boulash runs down the RuPeter Badge holders in a confessional and states that she has won two RuPeter Badges, which she will end up earning later in the episode, but was not yet the case at that time.
    • ... to feature the queens out-of-drag for the runway presentation.
  • Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK is the second season...
    • ... to halt production in the middle of filming, the first being Season 3. Episode 4 was the final episode filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic halted production.
    • ... to have four Main Challenge winners in a single episode after All Stars 2.
      • Coincidentally, both seasons had this happen in Episode 5.
  • Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK is the seventh season to have a contestant win three Main Challenges consecutively (Lawrence Chaney), after All Stars 1 (Chad Michaels and Shannel), All Stars 2 (Alaska), All Stars 3 (BenDeLaCreme), All Stars 4 (Manila Luzon), Season 2 of Drag Race Thailand (Angele Anang) and Season 1 of Drag Race Holland (Envy Peru).
  • 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 some of the cast of the season.[3]
    • The pictures of Joe, Cherry and Asttina were crossed out. They turned out to be the three first contestants to be eliminated.
  • Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK hosted the Mini Challenge with the most winners in the Drag Race franchise, with four (in Episode 2).
  • In Episode 2, the lip sync song is mistakenly titled "Memories" by Elaine Paige. The actual title of the song is simply "Memory".
  • Coincidentally, the top six contestants from Series 2 are evenly positioned on either side of the promo group picture, which cannot have been planned since they are lined up in the Progress Pride Flag's colour order.

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