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Ranking the 'Drag Race UK' queens on first impressions

Find out how wrong we are when the show hits BBC Three this October.

2019-08-21

Well, the cats (or should that be queens) are finally out of the bag: The 10 British drag performers who'll be taking part in the first ever series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK have been announced - and it looks like we're in for a raucous ride when the show hits BBC Three this October.

Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Crystal, Cheryl Hole, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Sum Ting Wong, Scaredy Kat, The Vivienne, and Vinegar Strokes might not be sashaying into the workroom for a few weeks yet, but naturally we couldn't help but speculate as to the ladies' chances after their participation was confirmed on Wednesday morning (21 August).

Before RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr can pass their own judgemebt, we've decided to rank the queens based on first impressions alone in a HIGHLY scientific attempt to predict who might be taking home the first ever British crown.

We've marked the queens out of 10 in four categories - drag name, promo lewk, promo video performance and personality, and 'C.U.N.T. (charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent) Factor - before adding up the totals to create a final score out of 40.

Of course, we'll be burying this article forver when it become clear just how wrong we are come October...

Check out our ranking based on first impressions alone below:

10) Divina De Campo

Drag name: 5

Promo lewk: 6

Promo video: 5

C.U.N.T Factor: 5

Total: 21

9) Baga Chipz

Drag name: 8

Promo lewk: 5

Promo video: 6

C.U.N.T Factor: 4

Total: 23

8) Vinegar Strokes

Drag name: 6.5

Promo lewk: 7

Promo video: 5

C.U.N.T Factor: 5

Total: 23.5

7) Crystal (Beth)

Drag name: 2 (8)

Promo lewk: 7

Promo video: 8

C.U.N.T Factor: 7

Total: 24

5=) Gothy Kendoll

Drag name: 7

Promo lewk: 8

Promo video: 5

C.U.N.T Factor: 5

Total: 25

5=) Sum Ting Wong

Drag name: 10

Promo lewk: 6

Promo video: 4

C.U.N.T Factor: 5

Total: 25

4) Cheryl Hole

Drag name: 8

Promo lewk: 5

Promo video: 6

C.U.N.T Factor: 7

Total: 26

3) Blu Hydrangea

Drag name: 5

Promo lewk: 8

Promo video: 7

C.U.N.T Factor: 7

Total: 27

2) Scaredy Kat

Drag name: 6

Promo lewk: 8

Promo video: 7

C.U.N.T Factor: 7

Total: 28

1) The Vivienne

Drag name: 6

Promo lewk: 6

Promo video: 9

C.U.N.T Factor: 8

Total: 29

RuPaul's Drag Race UK arrives on BBC Three this October.