In the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5, the queens found themselves in a whirlwind of drama and disagreements.
Drama in the Drag World
During this week’s challenge, the queens were tasked with hosting comedy chat show panels, leading to some unexpected tensions. Miss Naomi Carter, reflecting on her performance, shared her surprise as the queens were individually judged instead of in groups. This twist led to her showdown with Cara Melle in the bottom two, ultimately resulting in her elimination.
However, the most intense moment occurred when a heated exchange unfolded between group three members Cara Melle, Banksie, and Vicki Vivacious in the workroom. On the main stage, Vicki and Cara implied that Banksie’s role as group moderator was responsible for their team’s failure. They voiced their concerns and pointed out Banksie’s line slip-up at the challenge’s beginning. Banksie, feeling attacked, expressed that she felt like “a lamb to slaughter.”
Support for Banksie
Miss Naomi Carter, who witnessed the drama on and off stage, expressed her support for Banksie. She emphasized the importance of group solidarity and noted that the other queens deflected blame during their individual critiques. While not accusing them of directly blaming Banksie, Naomi found their behavior deflective.
Naomi praised Banksie for her swift return and sincere apology, highlighting her resilience and maturity. In the midst of the chaos, Banksie managed to keep her composure, demonstrating her strength of character.
Reflecting on her elimination, Naomi mentioned her injured knee, which she sustained earlier in the season during an encounter with DeDeLicious. She believed that her injury affected her performance during the lip-sync, as it restricted her movement on the runway.
As the queens continue to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5, tensions remain high, and surprises are always around the corner. Catch all the drama on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and on WOW Presents Plus in the US.
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