This self-described “gobshite” isn’t going anywhere…
Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz has reportedly lined up her next television appearance.
The legendary queen, who’s known in Britain for her appearance on Drag Queens of London and her regular role as a Porn Idol judge at Heaven, is set to appear in the next season of Channel 4 series, Celebrity First Dates.
“As soon as the producers saw Baga on Drag Race UK they knew they wanted her,” said a show insider. “They love the idea of getting a drag queen on the show. Viewers will get to know the person underneath all the make-up and wacky outfits.”
The show – which focuses on single individuals on blind dates – has featured celebrities such as Scarlett Moffat, Preston, Natasha Hamilton, Keegan Hirst, Roman Kemp, Joey Essex, Duncan James, Lady Colin Campbell and Sinitta.
Last week, the Midlands-born performer – who describes herself as a “very British drag queen, very fish and chips, mushy peas” and a “tart with a heart” – reached the top six of Drag Race’s highly-acclaimed British spin-off.
In just four episodes, Baga has won two maxi-challenges and become a bonafide Drag Race fan-favourite thanks to her filthy, quintessentially British sense-of-humour and performance as Margaret Thatcher in Snatch Game.
On this week’s episode of Drag Race UK, the contestants will be split into two teams for a girl-group battle. They will be aided by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer MNEK, while Little Mix alum Jade Thirlwall sits on the panel.
Baga, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Crystal, Divina De Campo and The Vivienne are the six remaining queens.
Drag Race UK airs every Thursday on BBC Three. The first four episodes are now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.