Cherry Valentine is second to leave RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

SPOILERS… Cherry Valentine is the second fierce queen to get the chop from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two.

The 26-year-old, from Darlington, faced Tayce in the lip-sync battle with both queens lip syncing to Memories by Elaine Page.

This week the Queens’ showcased their acting and singing skills in ‘Rats The Ru-sical’, singing LIVE in front of the judges – a first in Drag Race herstory.

Award-winning actress of stage and screen and self-confessed Drag Race superfan, Sheridan Smith joined Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel.

The theme of the maxi runway challenge was ‘Surprise Surprise’ and the overall winner was Veronica Green.

Cherry’s look was based on a gender reveal party, as Cherry stepped out with a pregnant tummy and bright yellow minidress, splitting the judges’ opinion.

Michelle Visage said of Cherry: ““The saying never let ‘em see you sweat is important – but in Rats The Rusical we saw it in Cherry’s face.

“We could see her scrambling. Ru’s favourite word: it’s her inner saboteur.”

Alan Carr said: “In ‘Rats The Rusical’ she got lost – and she didn’t save herself on the runway.



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“I knew what the surprise was going to be.”

Sheridan Smith said: “I disagree, Alan! I loved the polka dot and I loved the gender baby… I actually was surprised… I’ve got a matching baby bump!”

But as ultimate decision maker, RuPaul asked Cherry to sashay away.

RuPaul said: “Roses are red, violets are blue. You are Cherry Valentine and we’ll miss you.”

Cherry Valentine said: “Thank you very much. You have lit a fire under my arse, and never again will I let anyone overlook me, ever.”

“I’ve learnt to always be yourself. Don’t give a shit about what everyone else thinks about you. You do you. Every day is valentine’s day.”

Cherry left a note in lipstick on the mirror in the werk room: ‘Always remember love yourself first. Can’t wait to pop your cherries again.’

The remaining ten queens go forward to next week as they continue to battle it out to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Superstar when RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns on Thursday, January 28 from 7pm exclusively on BBC Three via iPlayer.

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