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 season 5 is the latest installment of the popular reality TV show that features drag queens competing for the title of the UK’s next drag superstar. 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.
The fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premiered on September 28, 2023 on BBC Three and BBC One in the UK, and on WOW Presents Plus internationally. The season consists of eight episodes, each with a different theme and challenge. The 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 cast for the fifth season was announced on September 11, 2023 on social media. The cast includes 10 drag queens from different parts of England, who represent a variety of styles, personalities, and talents. The contestants are:
- Alexis Saint-Pete: A glamorous and fierce queen from London who loves to perform and slay on stage.
- Banksie: A young and creative queen from Manchester who is inspired by street art and pop culture.
- Cara Melle: A sweet and spicy queen from London who mixes comedy and rap in her performances.
- DeDeLicious: A cute and bubbly queen from Kent who is known for her colorful and kawaii looks.
- Ginger Johnson: A seasoned and versatile queen from County Durham who can do anything from comedy to horror.
- Kate Butch: A quirky and campy queen from Derbyshire who is a master of impersonations and parody.
- Michael Marouli: A sophisticated and elegant queen from Newcastle Upon Tyne who is a trained dancer and singer.
- Miss Naomi Carter: A fierce and fabulous queen from Doncaster who is a fashion model and runway diva.
- Tomara Thomas: A sassy and sexy queen from Hartlepool who is a burlesque performer and dancer.
- Vicki Vivacious: A stunning and charismatic queen from Cornwall who is a West End star and singer.
The guest judges for the fifth season include Carol Vorderman, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Yasmin Finney, Suranne Jones, Kristen McMenamy, Karen Hauer, Aisling Bea, Joel Dommett, Edward Enninful, Alexandra Burke, Cush Jumbo, and Daphne Guinness. The show also features special appearances by some former contestants from previous seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
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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 […]