The third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has “more twists” than any other season in herstory, according to Anubis.
The 19-year-old, who hails from Brighton, made the claim in an exclusive interview with GAY TIMES alongside her 11 other season three sisters: Charity Kase, Choriza May, Elektra Fence, Ella Vaday, Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, River Medway, Scarlett Harlett, Vanity Milan, Veronica Green and Victoria Scone.
“I would describe it as a season with the most twists in Drag Race herstory,” says the star. “There are more twists than a cheese twist in a bakery. There are so many twists, it’s ludicrous. You’re gonna be gagged, gooped and every other syllable you can think of for a drag queen to say.”
Anubis praises the diverse slate of entertainers on the season, from “theatre queens, weirdos and camp girls,” adding: “I think all of us bring something totally different and it’s a really diverse cast in terms of skillset, and that is why the season is gonna be major.”
The star also reminisces on her werkroom entrance, saying she felt like she had “won the lottery” and been “sentenced to death” at the same time because of how “daunting” it was meeting her season three competitors.
“It was the most scary, horrible thing of my life, but I don’t regret it for a thing and I wouldn’t change it. Know what I mean?” she explains.
“You’re in that room with 11 other incredible performers who can all do things you can’t and you think, ‘Oh fuck.’ Then, you’ve also got to remember that you can do things they all can’t, so it’s a two-way street. That feeling is just absolutely insane. It’s better than sex and not many things are. I’m actually having sex right now.”
Anubis, who has been watching the series since she was 13, says her main inspirations are “funny and artistic” past Drag Race alumni who “can hold a room” such as Bob the Drag Queen, Bianca Del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon and Sasha Velour.
Because of how she’s studied each of these queens (who all happen to be the winners of their respective seasons), Anubis says she felt “prepared” to conquer Drag Race and its staple challenges, such as the Snatch Game and Rusical.
“Obviously, no one can prepare you for that experience and I am shitting my pants, to put it bluntly!” she adds. “I think you’ve got to wing it as well because no one can prepare you for it, no matter what anyone says. No one can prepare you for the feeling of walking into that werkroom.”
You can read our interview with the cast of Drag Race UK season three here.
Like the past two acclaimed seasons, which have been streamed over 35 million times on BBC iPlayer, the third season will see the return of RuPaul and Seduction singer Michelle Visage, as well as rotating panellists Alan Carr and Graham Norton.
It was revealed on 23 August that the first three guest judges for the season are Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse, Gimme Gimme Gimme’s Kathy Burke and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas.
Season three of Drag Race UK will arrive on BBC iPlayer this September.