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Rupaul’s Drag Race UK: Dragoton (S03 E02)

The first episode was a hit with viewers Super TV announced that season 3 premiered with over 610k tuning in live on BBC One (9.5%) up from 470K of season two’s launch night. This isn’t even factoring in the millions who watched on BBC 3 I player. The world welcomed season 3 with open arms after it gave us some much-needed entertainment and of course THAT River Medway catwalk *statue points*

Last week Victoria Scone dropped the hot goss on last week’s mini-challenge pain. The queens were playing dirty charades for TWO hours, hence Victoria’s dramatic walk to the podium making RuPaul cackle. Two hours of standing in heels would have my toes bleeding, crying, and weeping pure super troopers! So with that said let’s deep dive into episode two.

Well, the Brighton curse is now in full swing, we said goodbye to Anubis Finch after her lipsync against Elektra Fence last week.  Anubis declared the Brighton curse in her mirror message “Camp as tits darling, the curse of Brighton lives on, Anubis” The queens gather to discuss the lipsyncs, Victoria has taken an injury after her knee slide, resulting in a popped swollen knee. I really hope it doesn’t go down the Eureka ‘O Hara route, after so long we finally have a woman competing, fingers crossed she makes a swift recovery!

This week’s mini-challenge and last week’s winner Krystal Versace is to play Rupermarket sweep, a take on the classic game show from way back when. Finding supermarket titles to pin on the queens, Krystal marks Victoria as the biggest competition, and Veronica Green as the expiry date. This led to some incredible shade (loose term) bordering mean as to why she chose them for said title. 

Maxi challenge time and this week the queens are to partake in Dragoton, an exercise video for a range of groups. The queens all seem to be confident in their working groups, watching all these chats just made me so happy this season is back. Each of them are so funny and are all so unique in their own way. 

The queens are introduced to their choreographer and guest judge the one and only gorgeous Oti Mabuse, the reigning champion of Strictly Come Dancing – which is the UK equivalent of Dancing with the Stars

All I could think of is poor Victoria having to do a dancercise video with a swollen leg, as someone who has only just recovered from two sprained ankles recently (I’m a very clumsy person okay?) I can’t even imagine standing up, never mind chucking yourself across a stage. Each group is struggling, no one seems completely confident with the steps besides Elecktra’s team of which Choriza May provides some fantastic comedy, I adore her and hope she goes far. 

And it’s mirror chat time, this week I loved hearing them all talk about body confidence and skin issues. I’m sure all of us at home have at some point in our life experienced self-esteem issues and the queens provide some heartwarming and encouraging advice.

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Let’s begin our exercise with a wallet warm-up Ella VaDay kickstarts this high-energy number, the whole thing I did find hard to watch and keep my eyes on everyone. The group numbers saw few people a little out of sync, let’s be fair Oti put them through it like they were professional dancers. Our ride or die session saw the girls do a great job, Choriza made it funny and brought her personality to distract for her lack of dance experience, if anything this made you want to watch her as she was so charismatic.

A little out of sync again, it looked like so much to learn I admire them all, the ball busters come along too well….. bust something, a lot was going on, wasn’t it? Up next the babycizers and I dont want to keep mentioning Victoria, but bless her perched on that stool you just know the judges are going to remark on it. All around another weird drag race challenge!

The category is red carpet show-stoppers first out Choriza in a fabulous polka dot number, Elektra’s dress shrouds that little pockets rocket body. For me, Kitty Scott Claus embraced what a showstopper should be it’s all personal preference of course, but the pink and the blonde screamed Marilyn Monroe. Krystal once again showcased that young thin glorious body… the bitch. However, the boobs did distract me from the outfit but she truly knows how to dress for her body. Veronica struts out looking like a disco version of Belle from Beauty and The Beast, so stunning! My fave looks of the week go to Vanity Milan, Kitty Scott Claus, River Medway, and Veronica Green.


The winner of this week is Krystal Versace, her second win, which no doubt will humble her next week. The bottom two see Vanity Milan and Elektra Fence in the bottom. They battle it out to Moving on up by M People, both give one hell of a lip-sync. Vanity embodies the song and the hairography that she whips out has everyone whooping. Electra dominated flinging herself off the stage, all I can think of is her poor hips!

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to my little pocket rocket Electra, in an emotional farewell declaring to live your dreams. BUT wait… we aren’t quite finished. Ru asks Victoria to come to the stage… (season 9 flashbacks anyone?) We the audience are left on a ONE-week cliffhanger, we are to wait to see what the doctor says next to whether Miss Scone can stay or go! Eeek, this season is already off to a sizzling scorcher! 



Tune in: New episodes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” will premiere every Thursday at 11 am PT / 2pm ET in the US and in select territories exclusively on WOW Presents Plus, day-and-date with its local airing on BBC3 in the UK.

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Kirsty Bright is a copywriter and freelancer living across the pond in the U.K.. Her free time is used wisely by spending too much money on drag shows and getting distracted watching YouTube series UNHhhh.

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