RuPaul’s Drag Race (UK) Season 4 Episode 3: Release Date And Spoilers

RuPaul’s Drag Race (UK) Season 4 Episode 3: Release Date, Spoilers & How to Watch
RuPaul’s Drag Race (UK) Season 4 Episode 3: Release Date, Spoilers & How to Watch CC: Vulture

RuPaul’s Drag Race has become quite a phenomenon in the entertainment industry. From a niche genre to becoming a worldwide TV sensation, drag queens have taken the world by storm via this TV series. Now a staple in the UK, the series already has four seasons to its name, with the latest addition released on 22nd September 2022 on BBC Three.

The entirety of the show is a delicious feast of the latest fashion trends, aesthetic make-up looks, and of course, the avant-garde drag queens that bring all the charisma, glamour, and mystique to the table. This season is headed by our usual assortment of judges, i.e., RuPaul Charles, Michael Visage, Graham Norton, and Alan Carr.

Every season has been better than the last, and this one is no different. RuPaul’s Drag Race believes in leading the industry and making it more gender inclusive and sensitive. With this spirit, Dakota Schiffer, the first openly transgender contestant, was added to the panel of contestants. Already becoming a critically acclaimed show in a very short span of time, Rupaul’s Drag Race didn’t come to play but to lead.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 4: Episode 1 Recap

Season 4 started off with a banger, as the contestants all brought their A-game to the show. They were introduced to the public beforehand via social media on 7th September 2022. The queens quickly became fan favorites, with the public pining for their biases to win the show. The contestants are Black Peppa, Baby, Cheddar Gorgeous, Copper Top, Dakota Schiffer, Danny Beard, Jonbers Blonde, Le Fil, Pixie Polite, Sminty Drop, Just May, and Starlet.

The first Episode aired on 22nd September 2022, with Dame Joanna Lumley as the Guest Judge and Graham Norton as the alternating Judge. The show kicks off with a photo shoot mini challenge, with the contestants creating their own looks, taking inspiration from the Spice Girls’ Olympic Performance. Black Peppa aced the photo shoot and the look, easily taking the win home.

Black Peppa Rupaul's Drag Race Season 4 Episode 1 Recap
Black Peppa Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Episode 1 Recap (Credit: BBC Three)

The next challenge was to walk the runway with two concepts in store. The first one was to pay homage to the 100th anniversary of BBC: BBC Keeping it 100, and the second look directed the contestants towards showing off their personality, providing them the creative freedom to pick and choose. Black Peppa again impressed the judges with their absolute perfectionism and charisma and won the runway challenge.

However, not everyone was in luck, as Just May and Dakota Schiffer received negative reviews. They faced off in a lip sync challenge, singing ‘Let Them Know’ by Mabel. Dakota Schiffer aced the challenge, which led to Just May’s elimination from the show.

Just May Eliminated from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Episode 1
Just May Eliminated from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Episode 1 (Credit: BBC/World of Wonder/Guy Levy)

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 4: Episode 2 Recap:

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Episode 2 BBC Three
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Episode 2 (Credit: BBC Three)

The Episode starts with a team challenge, where the contestants were to perform at the Yass-Tonberry festival with their own rendition of ‘Come Alive. The team captains are decided based on the performances delivered in the previous Episode’s challenges. Hence, Black Peppa and Dakota Schiffer are chosen to lead their teams.

Black Peppa’s team consists of Baby, Sminty Drop, Jonbers Blonde, and Starlet, with the team name ‘The Triple Threat.’ Dakota Schiffer’s team, ‘Queens of the Bone Age,’ consists of Dany Beard, Pixie Polite, Le Fil, Cheddar Gorgeous, and Copper Top. The theme for the runway is ‘Neon Lights.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Episode 2 Recap Looks
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Episode 2 Recap Looks (Credit: BBC Three)

The Guest Judge makes everyone drop their jaws as her announcement comes as a surprise. FKA Twigs stuns the queens as the guest judge. With her on the judging panel, the excitement and competitive spirit burst through the roof. Cathy Dennis, the iconic pop star, even conducts a master class on songwriting to help the queens in their journey.

While being the last Episode’s ace, Black Peppa’s team ‘The Triple Threat’ loses this challenge, while Dakota Schiffer’s ‘Queens of the Bone Age’ come out at the top as winners. The lip-sync challenge begins to pick who gets eliminated. Jonbers Blonde and Starlet give their all in the battle, singing ‘About You Now by Sugababes, but unfortunately, it isn’t enough to keep Starlet in the competition. They did a bitter-sweet farewell and left the show towards the end of Episode 2.

Episode 2: Paying Homage to Cherry Valentine

Cherry Valentine was a contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. They sadly passed away on 18th September 2022 and left the community in shock. Season 4, Episode 2, was dedicated to the memory of this wonderful drag queen.

On that note, let us pay homage to Cherry Valentine, as did the drag race community and the show. The iconic queens left an imprint on many hearts. We wish her all the love in the world. RIP queen.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 UK: Episode 3 Spoilers

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Episode 3 BBC Three
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Episode 3 (Credit: BBC Three)

The Episode will release on 6th October 2022. The queens will be competing for the Naff-ta awards, exercising all their creative qualities to win the glittering trophies. They will also be tested by Rupaul for their sewing abilities. This challenge will push the queens to design.

The judges will be Ru Paul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Supermodel Leomie Anderson. With the show gearing up to release the third episode, here is a little snippet from the official handle of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK:

This Episode will also decide who will leave the show for good and who will stay via the infamous lip-sync battle. So tune in on 6th October at 9 PM on BBC Three or iPLAYER. If these are inaccessible, we have got you covered, explaining in detail where to watch the episodes in your region.

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