Stars of the Drag Race franchise quickly took to social media to show support for Baby after she opted to leave the UK’s fourth season in the latest episode.
For their fifth maxi-challenge, the contestants were tasked with performing their very first Rusical, Lairy Poppins.
However, unlike previous Rusicals, the queens were asked to tap into their “West End fantasy” and sing the music live.
Despite all delivering outstanding performances, Pixie Polite, Jonbers Blonde and Danny Beard were particularly celebrated for their respective roles.
During the judging, Baby opened up about her struggles with anxiety: “I’ve been trying to dig myself out of that feeling, but I’ve been having a tough time.
“I know that I’m capable of doing this, and it’s so annoying feeling this way.”
She and Dakota Schiffer were placed into the bottom before delivering a showstopping lip-sync to No Way from Six the musical.
However, prior to RuPaul being able to name the winner, Baby shared that she had decided to leave the competition.
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) October 20, 2022
“I’m extremely grateful for being here, but I think I need to go home and take care of myself,” she explained.
In response, RuPaul said: “I respect that. Baby, I love you. We all love you. Take care of yourself and remember what I told you. Now, sashay away.”
As soon as the episode aired, queens who have competed in various iterations of the franchise took to social media to show their support for Baby.
“Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation,” wrote Vanity Milan, star of Drag Race UK and Canada vs the World. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
Cheryl Hole, who most recently competed on UK vs the World, tweeted: “What an amazing episode, but I must say… The show is SO HARD! And until you go through it, you have no idea how mentally hard it is to handle. I’m so incredibly proud of my friend @bby_ldn and her phenomenal showcase this season. Continue to shine bright my diva.”
“I love you so much @bby_ldn i’m so proud of you,” said season four queen Sminty Drop.
“I love you @bby_ldn,” added Cheddar Gorgeous.
See how queens reacted to the episode below:
dragrace is fucking hard btw
— river medway (@river_medway) October 20, 2022
Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is
self-preservation. It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It's necessary. #Dragraceuk
— VANITY MILAN (@ItsVanityMilan) October 20, 2022
What an amazing episode, but I must say… The show is SO HARD! And until you go through it, you have no idea how mentally hard it is to handle. I’m so incredibly proud of my friend @bby_ldn and her phenomenal showcase this season. Continue to shine bright my diva 💕✨#DragRaceUK
— CHERYL CREEPY HOLE (@CherylHoleQueen) October 20, 2022
I love you @bby_ldn
— Cheddar Gorgeous (@CheddarGorgeous) October 20, 2022
Just finished the newest episode of Drag Race UK and I have 2 words……. DANNY BEARD!!!!!!! 😌🥰
— Angeria “Ugaly Bitch” VanMicheals (@Angeriavm) October 20, 2022
I love you so much @bby_ldn i’m so proud of you 🤍
— Sminty Drop (@smintyd) October 20, 2022
I’m not over that lipsync omg!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
— Kitty Scott-Claus (@kittyscottclaus) October 21, 2022