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The third season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK was officially announced on November 2, 2020 as the casting call was sent out via social media with an application due date of November 14, 2020.[1] It is presumed filming began in Mid-February 2021 and will air in Late 2021 as announced.[2]

On August 18, 2021, the twelve queens competing for the title of "The UK's Next Drag Superstar" were revealed.[3] The promo theme was Tertiary Colors.[4] On the same day, it was revealed that the season would premiere in September of 2021.[5] On September 7, 2021, it was revealed that the season would premiere on September 23, 2021.[6]

Contestants

(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Real
Name
Age[7] Hometown[7] Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5
Girl
Groups
TBA Choriza
May
ChorizaMiniPromoUK3.jpg Adrian
Martin[8]
30 Newcastle,
England
SAFE SAFE LOW WIN TBA
TBA Ella
Vaday
EllaMiniPromoUK3.jpg Nicholas
Collier[9]
32 Dagenham,
England
SAFE SAFE HIGH WIN TBA
TBA River
Medway
RiverMiniPromoUK3.jpg Dexter
Clift[10]
22 Kent,
England
LOW SAFE SAFE WIN TBA
TBA Vanity
Milan
VanityMiniPromoUK3.jpg Christopher
Alexander
Adamson[11]
29 London,
England
SAFE BTM2 BTM2 WIN
Team
Captain
TBA
TBA Kitty
Scott-Claus
KittyMiniPromoUK3.jpg Louie
Westwood[12]
29 Birmingham,
England
SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA Krystal
Versace
KrystalMiniPromoUK3.jpg Luke
Fenn[13]
19 Kent,
England
WIN WIN HIGH SAFE TBA
TBA Charity
Kase
CharityMiniPromoUK3.jpg Harry
Whitfield[14]
24 Lancashire,
England
SAFE LOW SAFE BTM2 TBA
TBA Scarlett
Harlett
ScarlettMiniPromoUK3.jpg Harry
Luke
Mulvany[15]
26 London,
England
HIGH SAFE WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM2
Team
Captain
TBA
9th Veronica
Green
VeronicaMiniPromoUK3.jpg Kevin
Max
Grogan[16]
35 Rochdale,
England
SAFE HIGH ELIM
10th
(Departed)
Victoria
Scone
VictoriaMiniPromoUK3.jpg Emily
Diapre[17][18]
27 Cardiff,
Wales
TOP2 SAFE DEPT
11th Elektra
Fence
ElektraMiniPromoUK3.jpg Julian
Riley[19]
29 Burnley,
England
BTM2 ELIM
12th Anubis AnubisMiniPromoUK3.jpg Charli
Paul Frank
Monét
Finch[20]
19 Brighton,
England
ELIM
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The contestant won the maxi challenge or was in the Top 2 and won the lip sync.
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The contestant received positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
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The contestant placed in the bottom two, but neither were eliminated.
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The contestant departed from the competition due to medical reasons.
The contestant returned and appeared on the reunion episode, but was out of the running.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
20 1 The Return of Royalty September 23, 2021
21 2 Dragoton September 30, 2021
22 3 Great Outdoors October 7, 2021
23 4 Big Drag Energy October 14, 2021
24 5 TBA October 21, 2021

Episode 1: "The Return of Royalty"

Airdate: September 23, 2021

Synopsis:

"The multi award winning RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is back for series 3! Over the course of ten weeks twelve fabulous drag queens will compete to be crowned The UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.

In this opening episode, Judge Supremo, RuPaul ushers a brand new set of queens into the werk room, sets them their first cheeky challenge, and asks the queens to take to the runway to serve not one, but two looks.

Comedy legend Matt Lucas joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel, to help RuPaul determine who will be the first queen to sashay away…"

"Judge supremo RuPaul welcomes a brand new set of queens into the workroom for the first time, sets them their first cheeky challenge and asks the queens to take to the runway to serve not one but two looks. There is an air of excitement and fear in the studio as everyone wants to impress Ru, and no-one wants to be asked to lip sync for their lives.

Comedy legend Matt Lucas joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel to help RuPaul determine who will be the first queen

to sashay away."

"Twelve fabulous drag queens sashay into the werk room for the first time. Matt Lucas joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton to help RuPaul

determine which queen is the first to go."

Episode 1 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Matt Lucas
  • Mini Challenge: Ru's Dirty Charades
  • Maxi Challenge: Serve up two runway looks, a Hometown look and a look inspired by their favorite things
  • Top Two: Krystal Versace and Victoria Scone
  • Lip Sync Song: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Krystal Versace
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Ru-Peter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Anubis and Elektra Fence
  • Lip Sync Song: "Sweet Melody" by Little Mix
  • Eliminated: Anubis
  • Farewell Message: "CAMP AS TITS, DARLING! THE CURSE OF BRIGHTON LIVES ON... LOVE YOU ALL! Anubis"

Entrance Order

1 Veronica Green
2 Kitty Scott-Claus
3 River Medway
4 Scarlett Harlett
5 Vanity Milan
6 Ella Vaday
7 Choriza May
8 Victoria Scone
9 Elektra Fence
10 Anubis
11 Krystal Versace
12 Charity Kase

Ru's Dirty Charades

Contestant Team Dirty Phrase Guessed by Guesses
Kitty Scott-Claus 1 Judge Booty Choriza May 0
Scarlett Harlett Blue Balls Drag Race Choriza May 2
Ella Vaday Brave Shart Scarlett Harlett 0
Choriza May Raiders of the Lost Arse Scarlett Harlett 2
River Medway 2 The Sperminator Vanity Milan 0
Veronica Green The Curious Case of Benjamin Bumhole Elektra Fence 0
Vanity Milan Oklahomo Elektra Fence 2
Elektra Fence Sleeping with the Enema Vanity Milan 2
Charity Kase 3 RoboCock Victoria Scone 1
Anubis Tits a Wonderful Life Victoria Scone 1
Krystal Versace Mary Poopins Charity Kase 0
Victoria Scone A Tale of Two Titties Anubis 2

Runway Inspirations

Contestant Hometown Favorite Thing
Anubis Brighton Sea Creatures
Charity Kase Lancashire Freak Shows
Choriza May Newcastle Art
Elektra Fence Burnley Her Birthday
Ella Vaday Dagenham Pride Progress Flag
Kitty Scott-Claus Birmingham Abba
Krystal Versace Kent Cats
River Medway Medway Music
Scarlett Harlett East London Music
Vanity Milan South London Estonia
Veronica Green Rochdale Computer Games
Victoria Scone Cardiff Afternoon Tea

Episode 2: "Dragoton"

Airdate: September 30, 2021

Synopsis:

"RuPaul’s search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar continues. The queens are settling in, but the pressure is on as their werk out skills are put to the test in the high energy dance challenge - Dragoton."

"RuPaul’s search for the UK’s next Drag Race superstar continues. The queens are settling in, but the pressure is on as their dance and co-ordination skills are given a high-energy workout in Dragoton, their first complex dance challenge.

Two-time Strictly champion Oti Mabuse puts the queens through their paces for the dance performance. Later, Oti joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel to see how the queens fare and help Ru deliberate the fate of yet another queen."

"RuPaul continues his search for the UK’s next Drag Race superstar. Oti Mabuse joins as choreographer and guest judge as the queens take on a high-energy dance challenge."

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Oti Mabuse
  • Mini Challenge: Rupermarket Sweeps
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform as dance instructors in RuPaul's fitness concept "Dragoton"
  • Runway Theme: Red Carpet Show-Stoppers
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Krystal Versace
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: RuPeter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Elektra Fence and Vanity Milan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Moving On Up" by M People
  • Eliminated: Elektra Fence
  • Farewell Message: "I Couldnt Reach only joking love Vanity"

Rupermarket Sweeps

Title Contestant
Star Buy:
The Biggest Competition
Victoria Scone
Bargain Bin:
The Trashiest Taste
River Medway
Hot Deal:
The Trade of the Season
Ella Vaday
Out of Date:
The Totally Irrelevant Queen
Veronica Green
BOGOF:
Next Eliminated Queen
Elektra Fence

Dragotron

Team Ride or Die Team Ball Busters Team Babycizers
Choriza May Kitty Scott-Claus Charity Kase
Elektra Fence Krystal Versace Ella Vaday
Vanity Milan River Medway Scarlett Harlett
Veronica Green Victoria Scone

Episode 3: "Great Outdoors"

Airdate: October 7, 2021

Synopsis:

"The search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar continues. The queens camp it up as RuPaul tests their sewing skills – in a Great Outdoors themed design challenge. US Drag Race All Star Raven is on hand to offer the queens makeup advice while Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the panel as a third queen leaves the competition."

"Ten queens remain, and this week they are camping it up as RuPaul tests their creative lewk-making skills in a outdoors-themed design challenge. US Drag Race alumnus Raven joins Ru as he drops into the werk room to share some pearls of drag-race wisdom, and Nicola Coughlan joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as they help Ru decide who should be the next queen to sashay away."

"US Drag Race star Raven pays a surprise visit, while Nicola Coughlan joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as the queens face an ultra-camp design challenge."

Episode 3 Judges

Episode 4: "Big Drag Energy"

Airdate: October 14, 2021

Synopsis:

"The search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar steps up with the return of the now iconic Girl Group challenge. With on hand support from pop superstars Steps, the queens split into two groups to record and perform a brand new single. Spice Girls legend Emma Bunton joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel. Who will leave the competition this week?"

"The search for the UK’s Next Drag Race goes poptastic this week as the queens take on the now iconic girl group challenge.

Spice Girls legend, Emma Bunton joins RuPaul as an extra spicy guest judge and steptacular pop aficionados, Steps, step up to the challenge of coaching the queens as they split into two groups to record and perform their very own pop song.

Michelle Visage and Alan Carr join Ru and Emma on the judging panel as they deliberate on who should be the next queen to sashay away from the competition…."

"It’s Girl group week! Spice Girls legend Emma Bunton joins Ru, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the panel and Steps drop in to share their pop wisdom."

B.D.E. (Big Drag Energy) Girl Groups

Slice Girls
Upbeat Top Pop Mix
Pick 'n' Mix
Mid-tempo Power Bottom Mix
Charity Kase Choriza May
Kitty Scott-Claus Ella Vaday
Krystal Versace River Medway
Scarlett Harlett Vanity Milan

Runway Inspirations

Contestant Spice
Charity Kase Scary Spice
Choriza May Ginger Spice
Ella Vaday Sporty Spice
Kitty Scott-Claus Baby Spice
Krystal Versace Baby Spice
River Medway Ginger Spice
Scarlett Harlett Scary Spice
Vanity Milan Scary Spice

Episode 5: "TBA"

Airdate: October 21, 2021

Synopsis:

TBA

"RuPaul’s search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar continues.

This week the queens are tasked with making their own adverts for a brand new in-home smart assistant - Draglexa. It’s their chance to “sell” themselves, but first, can they meet the challenge of working together as a group?

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel to help deliberate the fate of another queen.

Who will sashay away this week?."

"Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel to help deliberate the fate of another queen."

Trivia

  • This is the first UK Season...
    • ... to have 8 contestants who currently live in London.
    • ... to have a returning contestant from a previous season, Veronica Green from UK Season 2.
    • ... to have a cis-gender woman drag queen compete, Victoria Scone.
    • ... to have two 19 year-old contestants compete, Krystal Versace and Anubis Finch, after Scaredy Kat from UK Season 1.
    • ... to have a ball.
  • This is the second UK Season...
    • ... to air in 2021, after UK Season 2.
      • This is likely due to the original air-date of UK Season 2 being pushed back when the UK shut down amid the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
    • ... to have a contestant depart for medical reasons (Victoria Scone), after Veronica Green on UK Season 2.

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.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!


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