“RPDR UK and DR Thailand are better than US…. yup I said it lol.”
The American queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are living for the British spin-off.
Last week, Drag Race UK aired to universal acclaim from fans and critics due to the contestants’ crass British sense of humour, the sickening Queen Elizabeth-inspired runways and the references to iconic English soaps and dramas.
It was the number one trending topic in the UK, so yas honey, it was a success. Past contestants from the US original seem to think so too because they were praising the show left, right and mothertucking centre on social media.
“BITCH…. @dragraceukbbc is the ticket! Mamma Ru looked insanely AMAZING!” said Trinity the Tuck. “The set is mind blowing! The girls are hilarious and they got the fashions! I’m a fan YASSS getting my gay life!”
Courtney Act said the show has “gotten back to its roots” while Shuga Cain joked that it took her “15” minutes to understand the queens. “But I LOVED it! Great job kids!” she wrote.
Monét X Change agreed, tweeting “they queens are funny, what are they saying?” and then praised Sum Ting Wong and Blu Hydrangea’s hilarious reenactments of Queen Elizabeth’s lewks and The Vivienne’s clip-on veneers.
Phi Phi O’Hara made the following bold statement: “RPDR UK and DR Thailand are better than US….yup I said it lol.”
Check out all the reactions below.
Drag Race UK airs every Thursday on BBC Three. The first episode is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
RuPaul returns as host and main judge alongside best squirrel friend Michelle Visage, as well as newcomers Alan and Graham Norton, who will rotate every episode like Ross Matthews and Carsson Kressley on the American original.
The queens competing for the title of the UK’s First Drag Superstar are as follows: Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Crystal, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Scaredy Kat, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes and The Vivienne.
It features a star-studded line-up of celebrity guests such as Lorraine Kelly, Stacey Dooley, Cheryl, Maisie Williams, Geri Halliwell, Andrew Garfield, Michaela Coel, Jade Thirwall, Twiggy, MNEK, Curtis Pritchard and AJ Pritchard.
Next week, the queens’ acting skills are put to the test as they star in the new comedy costume drama – Downton Draggy.
Read our exclusive interviews with all ten fierce queens here and get your jush with the official trailer for Drag Race UK below.