Drag Race UK viewers baffled as ‘iconic’ mystery guest judge turns out to be a mannequin

‘Are you taking the mick?’ one fan tweeted

Isobel Lewis
Friday 12 March 2021 11:39
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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK fans have shared their confusion after a heavily hyped mystery guest judge turned out to be a mannequin.

During Thursday’s episode (11 March) of the BBC Three competition series, the queens were tasked with starring in EastEnders parody “BeastEnders”.

Ahead of the episode, the official Drag Race UK Twitter teased that the judges would be joined on the panel by “the most iconic guest judge in Drag Race herstory”.

However, the guest judge turned out to be a Danny Dyer-esque mannequin which was used in the BeastEnders acting challenge, leaving viewers baffled and frustrated.

“The fact that we’ve all spent the week predicting the likes of Jessie Wallace, Letitia Dean and ADELE for who the special mystery guest judge might be and it turned out just to be... a wooden mannequin,” one tweet read.

This week’s mystery judge was revealed

“Legit thought julie walters or adele was going to be the guest judge #DragRaceUk shady,” another commenter wrote.

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“We WILL be complaining to @Ofcom,” tweeted drag queen Monopoly Phonic.

“#CanceltheBBC for that little stunt ya pulled there,” another Twitter user joked.

Even Rylan Clark-Neal got in on the action, joking that the mannequin was meant to be him. “Thrilled to finally be asked to be a guest judge on @dragraceukbbc #DragRaceUK #humbled,” he tweeted.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK concludes next week, with the four remaining queens battling it out to win the grand prize after both Tayce and Ellie Diamond were saved in a double shantay during the semi-final.

They will compete alongside Bimini Bon Boulash and Lawrence Chaney.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns Thursday 18 March at 7pm on BBC iPlayer.

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