RuPaul’s Drag Race UK brought over pretty much everything fans love about the US version of the show.
The series premiere started with some hilarious intro lines from the queens, the bottom two still Lipsynced for their Lives, and of course Ru and Strictly Come Dancing‘s Michelle Visage pulled no punches reading the queens on the runway.
But the show made a pretty hilarious change for its move across the pond. One of the fixtures of the US version is the RuMail segment, where the Queens get a cryptic hint about the week’s challenge.
The RuMail alert has always previously been RuPaul saying her catchphrase: “She done already done had herses.”
In Thursday’s (October 3) premiere, the queens were busy introducing each other when they got a slight tweak on the catchphrase to let them know they had RuMail.
“Her majesty already done has herses,” RuPaul quipped in a cheeky homage to the royal family.
This was an intentional change to the format, and Drag Race UK contestant Baga Chipz also recently chatted to Digital Spy about the other differences fans should expect from the two versions.
“We’re all common as muck [on Drag Race UK],” she joked. “[US queens] are all quite pageantry and we’re like ‘well I want a ciggie and a kebab’. The catchphrases and the wording are different, like how we say ‘knickers’ and ‘me knockers’, it’s very tongue-in-cheek British humour.”
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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premieres on October 3 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
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