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Drag Race UK vs The World’s Jimbo on Jujubee: ‘Her best just isn’t good enough’

Exclusive: Jimbo spills on his time in the workroom to Attitude and Tia Kofi on Tea Time in association with Taimi.

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: BBC

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World‘s latest eliminee, Jimbo, says that while her fellow competitor, Jujubee may be trying her best, “her best just isn’t good enough”. 

The Canadian clown left the show at the end of week three in a truly gag-worthy elimination, that saw Jimbo leave over Jujubee who had been in the bottom for two weeks running. 

Speaking to Tia Kofi and Attitude for Tea Time, in association with Taimi, following her exit, Jimbo also says that she would prefer to lipsync for her life, rather than have a competitors eliminate each other.

Jimbo, who found herself in the bottom two alongside Juju after the West End-themed Rusical challenge was asked about Juju’s apparent struggles to breakthrough on the current series to which Jimbo replies: “I think that Jujubee is probably really tired and I can imagine after being sent home so many different times by Mama Ru just saying like, ‘Yeah, sorry, not this time’, I can imagine how over time you may not put as much effort in as the time before that.

“So I think this might be a product of exhaustion combined with the pandemic and a lack of funds as well as a lapse in judgement, as well as a little sprinkle of disappointment. And I think that she’s trying her best, but her best just isn’t good enough,” the star of Canada’s Drag Race series 1 continues. 

Drag Race UK vs The World is Jujubee’s fourth time competing in Drag Race and many, including the judges, are wondering what is going on with her given the apparent lack of enthusiasm compared to previous series (notably All Stars 5)

Many of the show’s fans were outraged upon seeing Jimbo exit so early in the competition. On whether she agrees with the format of the top two queens picking the lipstick of the bottom queen they wish to send home Jimbo tells Attitude she would ditch the concept altogether. 

“I prefer the lip-sync for your life, save yourself,” Jimbo says. Continuing she says, “It’s a little bit of a cop out putting it on the other performers” when they have so much to do already to get ready for the show and while they’re competing.  

“The judges are just going to sit around and, sip tea and watch TV and stuff. So I don’t know about that. Bit lazy to me.”

Finally, she adds, “It’s like, can you guys [the judges] do something else besides just crack jokes and sit on your asses? Jesus.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World continues on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC Three.

Attitude’s new-look March/April issue is out now.