RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 01 Description The first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 5 is titled “Tickety-Boo” and it aired on September 28, 2023 on BBC Three and BBC One in the UK, and on WOW Presents Plus internationally. In this episode, the 10 drag queens who are competing for […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is a popular reality TV show that features drag queens competing for the title of the UK’s next drag superstar. The show is based on the American version of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but with a British twist. The show is hosted by the legendary drag icon RuPaul, who also serves as the main judge and mentor for the contestants. The show also has a panel of judges that includes RuPaul’s longtime friend and collaborator Michelle Visage, and two rotating judges from a list of British celebrities, such as Alan Carr, Graham Norton, Andrew Garfield, Maisie Williams, Jade Thirlwall, and many more.
The show has aired five seasons so far, with each season consisting of eight episodes. The first season premiered on 3 October 2019 on BBC Three and BBC One. The second season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but resumed filming in late 2020 and premiered on 14 January 2021. The third season was filmed back-to-back with the second season and premiered on 23 September 2021. The fourth and fifth seasons have been confirmed to air in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
The show follows a similar format to the American version, with each episode featuring a mini-challenge, a main challenge, and a runway presentation. The main challenges are usually themed around different aspects of British culture, such as acting, comedy, singing, dancing, sewing, and more. The runway presentations are also inspired by various British icons, trends, and references. The judges critique the contestants’ performances and looks, and decide who are the top two and the bottom two of the week. The bottom two queens have to lip sync for their lives to a song chosen by RuPaul, and the one who does not impress RuPaul is eliminated from the competition. The last queen standing is crowned as the UK’s next drag superstar and wins a cash prize of £100,000.
The show has received critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK and abroad. It has been nominated for several awards, including the National Television Awards and the BAFTA TV Awards. It has also attracted millions of viewers and streams on various platforms. The show has been praised for its diverse and talented cast of queens, its witty and hilarious humour, its cultural relevance and representation, and its positive and uplifting message of self-love and acceptance.
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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 02 Description The second episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 5 is titled “Downton Draggy” and it aired on October 5, 2023 on BBC Three and BBC One in the UK, and on WOW Presents Plus internationally. In this episode, the queens’ acting skills are put to […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 03 Description Club Bangers For this week’s main challenge, the queens will write, record, and perform verses to “Don’t Ick My Yum”. Team Fierce Force Five – Cara Melle, DeDeLicious, Michael Marouli, Tomara Thomas and Vicki Vivacious Team The M-52’s – Banksie, Ginger Johnson, Kate Butch and Miss […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 04 Description RuPaul’s search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar continues. This week, the queens’ comedy skills are tested to the max as they are asked to share their pearls of wisdom and give a masterclass on Werk, Love and Play. So which queens are aware that […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 05 Description Panto Dames For this week’s mini-challenge, the queens will read each other to filth. Kate Butch wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens will sing live and perform in Pant-Oh She Better Don’t: The Rusical. Banksie plays Butter Face Cara Melle plays Lisa Thotlee […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 06 Description Snatch Game For this week’s main challenge, the queens play the Snatch Game. Alexandra Burke and Carol Vorderman star as the celebrity contestants. The cast consists of: Cara Melle as Dionne Warwick DeDeLicious as Lady Colin Campbell Ginger Johnson as Dame Barbara Cartland Kate Butch as […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 07 Description Melodrama-Rama For this week’s mini-challenge, the queens have a bitchfest with puppets. Ginger Johnson wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens pair up and perform in screen tests for a romantic drama. Femmerdale – DeDeLicious and Tomara Thomas Footballers’ Wags – Cara Melle and […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 08 Description Hotline Makeover For this week’s main challenge, the queens makeover hotline workers of Switchboard, the UK’s second-oldest LGBTQ+ hotline. On the runway, category is Drag Family Resemblance. Ginger Johnson, Michael Marouli and Tomara Thomas receive positive critiques, with Michael Marouli winning the challenge. DeDeLicious and Kate […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 09 Description Dragiators’ Roast It’s the semi final! As we reach the penultimate week, RuPaul’s search for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar is nearly over. In a Gladiators-themed comedy roast challenge, the ru-maining queens step into the Drag Race UK arena to fight it out for a […]
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 05 Episode 10 Description Grand Finale – UK Season 5 For the final challenge of the season, the queens write, record and perform your own verses to a remix of RuPaul’s song “Spotlight”. On the runway, category is Grand Finale Eleganza, Dripping in Jewels. The eliminated queens all return to […]