RuPaul’s Drag Race UK judge ‘disappointed’ with how some queens handled filming break

Catherine Earp
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK had an added problem with its second series, with the coronavirus hitting during filming.

Everything was put on hold during lockdown with the queens returning to their homes, before coming back after a break.

Speaking about the halt in production, judge Alan Carr told Digital Spy and other media: "Halfway through there was this pandemic and I actually said to Graham [Norton] 'some of the queens, now they know what the standard is, you hope they get to a sewing machine and get the old needle out’.

Photo credit: Ray Burmiston - BBC
Photo credit: Ray Burmiston - BBC

"When they came back, no spoilers but there was some that went 'right', and improved and got better. Some of them thought ‘nah, I’m alright’.

"Some of them thought, ‘wow, okay the standard is that good so I’m going to do something about it’, so I was disappointed that some of them hadn’t.

"But, wow the ones that had, mind blown."

Michelle Visage added: "The smart ones thought about it over the break and went and improved their craft and when they came back it was with things we weren’t expecting so get ready for a rollercoaster ride in season two.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"The standard is high."

The former Strictly Come Dancing star continued: "Every series is different but this one is an incredible lot of kids. I think you are all going to be blown away by the talent, I was blown away."

RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2 premieres on January 14 on BBC Three. In the US, you can watch the show on WOW Presents Plus. Netflix also premieres new episodes of the US series weekly. In the US, season 13 is airing on Friday nights at 8pm ET on VH1.

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