RuPaul’s Drag Race UK ‘hit by chaos after a contestant SWORE at the host and stormed off’ – Daily Mail

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK filming was reportedly left in chaos when one of the contestants swore at the host – and judges – before ‘storming off’.  

It is thought that the hopeful reacted badly to being told they were at risk of going home and refused to take part in the lip sync battle, reports the Daily Star.

Although the dramatic scenes were caught on camera, producers of the BBC show are said to still be deciding whether to include the moment in series two.  

Biggest drama yet: RuPaul's Drag Race UK filming was reportedly left in chaos after one of the contestants swore at the host - and judges - before 'storming off' (pictured RuPaul)

Biggest drama yet: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK filming was reportedly left in chaos after one of the contestants swore at the host – and judges – before ‘storming off’ (pictured RuPaul)

An insider said: ‘During filming for one episode, RuPaul announced which of the contestants were at risk of going home.

‘One of them did not take it well at all. They completely lost it. They swore at RuPaul and said they weren’t going to do the lip sync. 

‘Then they stormed off. No-one could believe what they were seeing. It was incredibly disrespectful.’

They added that the contestant, whose identity is not know, was also heard telling the experts to ‘f*** off’ and held onto the grudge by refusing to take part in a reunion when filming was over.

MailOnline has contacted the BBC for a comment.

Dramatic scenes: It is thought that the hopeful reacted badly to being told they were at risk of being sent home and refused to take part in the lip sync battle (RuPaul is pictured with judges Graham Norton, Elizabeth Hurley and Michelle Visage)

Dramatic scenes: It is thought that the hopeful reacted badly to being told they were at risk of being sent home and refused to take part in the lip sync battle (RuPaul is pictured with judges Graham Norton, Elizabeth Hurley and Michelle Visage)

It come after RuPaul’s Drag Race UK teased Elizabeth Hurley’s debut as a guest judge on series 2.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the show shared a sneak peek video of the upcoming season which starts next week and showcases the country’s most sensational drag queens in a bid to be crowned the UK’s next Drag Race Superstar.   

In one part of the clip, it showed Elizabeth’s, 55, debut as she wowed in a red sparkly dress with a cut-out detail on the neckline. 

Bringing it to the runway, the actress knew how to work her best angles as she cheekily smouldered to the camera. 

Start your engines! It comes after RuPaul's Drag Race UK teased Elizabeth Hurley's debut as a guest judge on series 2

Start your engines! It comes after RuPaul’s Drag Race UK teased Elizabeth Hurley’s debut as a guest judge on series 2 

Elizabeth styled her brunette locks into a voluminous blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up.

The teaser also showed regular judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr bring it to the runway.   

Liz, who was announced as a guest judge last month, recently said of her new role: ‘My whole family is obsessed with the show and would have disowned me if I hadn’t said yes to being a judge. I am in awe of Ru Paul and couldn’t take my eyes off him.’

While speaking of her time as a judge, she added: ‘I like the ladies to look magnificent and make me laugh, so anyone who achieved that got my vote.’  

Red hot: Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the BBC show shared a sneak peek of the upcoming season which starts next week and showcases the country's most sensational drag queens

Red hot: Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the BBC show shared a sneak peek of the upcoming season which starts next week and showcases the country’s most sensational drag queens

Bring it to the runway! The teaser also showed regular judge Michelle Visage work it in a leopard print number

Bring it to the runway! The teaser also showed regular judge Michelle Visage work it in a leopard print number 

Also joining Elizabeth in the star-studded guest judge line-up are Dawn French, Maya Jama, Jessie Ware, Sheridan Smith, Lorraine Kelly, MNEK and Jourdan Dunn.   

While EastEnders icon Natalie Cassidy will be making a cameo alongside DJ Jodie Harsh, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Raven and choreographer Jay Revell.

The celebrities will join RuPaul, Michelle, Graham, and Alan on the judging panel as the queens serve their finest looks.  

Actress and Drag Race superfan Sheridan, 39, will join the panel for the music and dance week, while Lorraine, 61, returns to the panel for a fun TV segment challenge. 

The line-up for the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK was unveiled last month.

In a tweet, the BBC confirmed the popular show, which sees judges RuPaul, Michelle, Graham and Alan crown one contestant a UK Drag Race Superstar, will start from January 14 at 7PM, available to watch on iPlayer.  

Oh... judges! Graham Norton (pictured) and Alan Carr also made stylish entrances on the runway in the teaser clip

Sensational: Alan opted for a pink floral suit

Oh… judges! Graham Norton and Alan Carr (L-R) also made stylish entrances on the runway in the teaser clip 

Amen! They captioned the video with: 'There's only one week until #DragRaceUK series two blesses our lives. Can I get an amen?'

Amen! They captioned the video with: ‘There’s only one week until #DragRaceUK series two blesses our lives. Can I get an amen?’

Line-up: (L-R) Taking part this year are queens Tayce, A’Whora, Ellie Diamond, Asttina Mandella, Joe Black, Cherry Valentine, Tia Kofi, Ginny Lemon, Veronica Green, Sister Sister, Bimini Bon Boulash and Lawrence Chaney

Line-up: (L-R) Taking part this year are queens Tayce, A’Whora, Ellie Diamond, Asttina Mandella, Joe Black, Cherry Valentine, Tia Kofi, Ginny Lemon, Veronica Green, Sister Sister, Bimini Bon Boulash and Lawrence Chaney

In the running for the coveted title are Tayce, Joe Black, A’Whora, Tia Kofi, Ellie Diamond, Sister Sister, Veronica Green, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ginny Lemon, Asttina Mandella, Cherry Valentine, and Lawrence Cheney. 

This upcoming edition will see the queens compete in weekly challenges, where their lip syncing, fashion sense, sewing, humour, singing, make-up, acting and dancing will be put to the test for ten weeks.

Following the franchise’s mantra, the group will be assessed on their Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent, before the bottom two queens will be asked to lip sync to save their position in the competition.  

RuPaul, 60, and Michelle, 52, will be joined by comedians Alan, 44, or Graham, 57, on a rotational basis, while an extra special celebrity guest judge will sit on the panel each week. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two: Meet the 12 new queens

Name: Lawrence Chaney 

Age: 23

Location: Glasgow 

Who are you? I’m from Glasgow and every single stereotype that you are thinking right now about a Scottish person is, is true for me! I love Irn-Bru, and a caramel wafer. I’m almost the Austin Powers ‘fat bastard’ of drag! I think of my Scottishness as an asset. I am definitely very proud to be Scottish and Glaswegian. 

Name: Bimini Bon Boulash

Age: 26 

Location: London (via Norfolk)

Who are you? I have a degree in journalism, and I have done a lot of social activism, which is something I’d like to pursue further. I invented veganism about seven years ago…haha! No, I’ve been vegan for about seven years. I love yoga, and I’ve never been healthier.

Name: Cherry Valentine 

Age: 26

Location: Darlington 

Who are you? Cherry Valentine is everything. She is glamour, she is a club kid, she’s dark, she’s gothic, she’s a dancer, she’s flippy. Look at me, I am a queen. 

 

   

Name: Ginny Lemon

Age: 31

Location: Worcestershire

Who are you?  I’m basically a drag troll. I’m the hairiest woman in show-business! I’m the only nonbinary drag queen in the UK…with a sense of humour! I don’t do traditional drag; I am a character. My look is a 90’s daytime TV presenter. I wear my face which suits me. For me, it’s not about makeup. It’s all about the performance.

Name: Joe Black 

Age: 30 

Location: Brighton (Portsmouth)

Who are you? I come from the world of cabaret so it’s all ostrich feathers, glitter and burlesque. What a lovely place to come from. Oh, and I am the first person from Drag Race to hail from Brighton. 

Name: Tia Kofi 

Age: 30

Location: London (via Essex and Nottingham) 

Who are you? Originally from Essex, I am now the queen of Clapham. My name, Tia Kofi is a very camp and very British – Tea or Coffee darling? It’s very me, and at the very least, it’s memorable! I’m a mashup of the drag styles. I love comedy, camp, old school, contemporary, and cultural references. As there aren’t a huge number of POC queens on the scene, I’ll often throw in something from my Nigerian heritage too. I’m also a geek. One day I might be a character from Dr Who, and I love channelling a bit of Star Trek. My drag is a melting pot! 

Name: Veronica Green 

Age: 34

Location: London (Via Rochdale) 

Who are you? When I was a little boy, my brother and I used to make our own comic books, and when our baby sister, Veronica, came along we were so jealous that we created a supervillain in our comic books and called her Veronica Green! Unwittingly, my sister’s birth sparked off my drag persona! She’s going to be mortified at all of this – I stole her prom dress and everything. 

Name: Sister Sister 

Age: 32

Location: Liverpool 

Who are you? I’m from Liverpool where the drag scene is incredibly varied. We have the grand high mistress, Lily Savage, who paved the way for drag queens everywhere, God bless her! You have the gorgeous queens of drag town, like angels from a high, then you have the grungy queer scene who like to get down dark and dirty, and throw condiments, and then you have me! I think I fit in to the middle of lots of different worlds. I’ve always had a strong aesthetic and I’ve always had a strong sense of what I think is funny and when you put those things together: it looks, and sounds like me. 

Name: Tayce 

Age: 26

Location: London (Via Newport, Wales) 

Who are you? I’m from the Welsh lands of Newport. Newport can be a bit grey, dingy and so I just love to bring a bit of colour to the world. Since I was born, I have been prancing around in little skirts and wigs. I’ve always been full of life and energy. I’ve always got a smile on my face and I have been wearing crazy looks from day dot.

Name: Ellie Diamond

Age: 21

Location: Dundee

Who are you? I’m 6ft 4 out of heels, and in drag, I love to go even taller. I like the biggest wigs, heels, outfits, lashes, makeup and ass. I would describe my drag as a cartoon character that has come to life. If you were to search online for a photo of drag queen, then a picture of me would come up.

Name: Asttina Mandella 

Age: 27

LocationLondon

Who are you? I am known for giving very extravagant MTV style performances. I have up to twelve dancers with a big concept show. There are lights, and pyrotechnics and extravagance. It’s very interactive, sometimes with a bit of comedy. I have been dancing since I was tiny, and I have been dancing professionally since I was 20 years old. I am trained in ballet, tap, contemporary, Latin, hip hop, funk and street and it’s all in my show. I have worked with Little Mix, Pussycat Dolls, Melanie C, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Fleur East, Kayne West at the Brits. Now it’s my time to be on the poster and get the headlines. I can’t wait.

Name: A’Whora

Age: 23

Location: London (Via Nottinghamshire)

Who are you? I’m from Nottinghamshire originally. I now live and work in London, but I’m still Northern as Hell. I’m a fashion designer and A’Whora is my muse, best friend and alter ego. She is well known as a fashion queen, but I’m here to prove she’s so much more than that. She is different to anyone you will ever meet. She is striking, she has presence, and you will never see her in a High Street dress. I’m gagging at the thought!

 

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