‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Heidi N Closet has addressed the “plotting and scheming” taking place on ‘All Stars 8’ after her sudden departure from the show.

The 28-year-old returned to the franchise after being crowned Miss Congeniality on season 12, where she finished in sixth place.

During the fifth episode of ‘All Stars 8’, the queens were tasked with playing the ‘Snatch Game of Love’.

The challenge led to friction between Heidi and Kahanna Montrese, the latter of which felt Heidi was “pushing” her down when she already felt she wasn’t performing well in the challenge.

“I did not mean for that to be what was happening,” Heidi told her sister, instantly apologising for the misunderstanding. I don’t want you to feel like I was trying to push you down. I was hoping that you would be able to volley, hit the joke.”

Kandy Muse then interrupted the conversation, accusing Heidi of telling other competitors that she had said she would eliminate Jimbo as soon as she got the opportunity to.

Alexis Michelle proceeded to agree that she had heard Kandy say this before backtracking and then stating that she hadn’t.

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The altercation resulted in Heidi leaving the Werk Room for the last time, telling her sisters that she loved them as she did so.

Now, when asked about what was said when the cameras weren’t rolling, Heidi told Entertainment Weekly that it “was very much giving plotting and scheming to get out Jimbo”.

She continued: “The exact wording was: ‘The producers love her. If her ass ever lands in the bottom, we’ll all send her home.’”

“I was just gagged that it happened”

Heidi added that Alexis “wasn’t necessarily involved in our alliance” but was an “honorary member” in some ways, making her shocked that Alexis didn’t admit what happened to Jimbo when Kandy was denying it.

“I was just gagged that it happened,” she explained. “I remember looking at Kandy like, uh… I was gagged, because I personally assumed that since we were all trying to work together, that Alexis would probably tell Jimbo. When Jimbo approached me, I was like, I’ll tell you, this is what was what.”

She also shared that, when she initially told Jimbo about the comments, “her reaction was bland”.

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“She came up to me, she was nervous because she felt like there was tension in our alliance, which I can definitely see that for sure,” Heidi further stated. “I told her we were fine, but I told her to go talk to Kandy, because Kandy was starting to rally the girls against her.”

‘All Stars 8’ is currently airing on Paramount Plus in the US and WOW Presents Plus in the UK.

Competing in the season is Alexis Michelle, Darienne Lake, Heidi N Closet, Jaymes Mansfield, Jessica Wild, Jimbo, Kahanna Montrese, Kandy Muse, LaLa Ri, Monica Beverly Hillz, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Naysha Lopez.