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Sheridan Smith dons leather trousers as she makes debut as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

She’s set to make her debut as a guest judge on the popular BBC show on Thursday.

And in spoiler pictures for episode two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Sheridan Smith looked sensational as she posed for snaps with show regulars Alan Carr, Michelle Visage and of course RuPaul herself. 

TV and theatre star Sheridan, 39, who was pregnant at the time of filming, put on a sizzling display in a pair of racy black leather trousers.

There she is: In spoiler pictures for episode two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Sheridan Smith looked sensational as she posed with show regulars Alan Carr, Michelle Visage and RuPaul

The then-expectant mum dressed her baby bump in a black vest top and a chic longline white blazer with a black trim as she she pulled out all the stops for her appearance. 

Sheridan, who is a Drag Race superfan, rounded off her stylish look with studded black boots and gold hooped earrings.

The stunner styled her blonde tresses in a high ponytail and added a pop of colour with red lips as she joined the panel for the music and dance week.   

Speaking about her time on the show, Cilla actress Sheridan said: ‘That was amazing! I am such a superfan! I’m shaking! Ru was sat next to me! And Michelle Visage! And Alan Carr! It’s been amazing. 

Yummy mummy: TV and theatre star Sheridan, 39, who was pregnant at the time of filming, put on a sizzling display in a pair of racy black leather trousers

Yummy mummy: TV and theatre star Sheridan, 39, who was pregnant at the time of filming, put on a sizzling display in a pair of racy black leather trousers

‘The queens are fabulous. I had the best day. I felt like I’d won a competition.’

The star, who welcomed son Billy in May, added that viewers should look out for her ‘fangirling and my massive pregnant belly!’ 

Ahead of Sheridan’s debut, Liz Hurley appeared as a guest judge on the first episode of the new series and left fans delighted over her cheeky puns. 

Joining show regulars Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and RuPaul, Elizabeth joked ‘gaffer tape’ was her beauty secret, while she also made a number of amusing remarks as the queens took to the stage. 

Yay: Actress and Drag Race superfan Sheridan, 39, will join the panel for the music and dance week

Fan girl: Speaking about her time on the show, Cilla actress Sheridan said: ‘That was amazing! I am such a superfan! I’m shaking! Ru was sat next to me! And Michelle Visage! And Alan Carr! It’s been amazing’ 

When Ginny Lemon dressed as Kate Bush in the Gay Icon category Elizabeth instead named her ‘Kate Butch’, while when Tayce wore a dress with the Welsh dragon on the front to pay homage to Newport she quipped: ‘Do I make you horny, baby?’

The model also admitted during the judges’ feedback that she found queen Bimini Bon Boulash, 26, ‘sexy’ as she complimented the contestant on their ‘great bum’. 

Fans were delighted with Elizabeth’s appearance on the opening episode, calling her ‘iconic’ and gushing about how stunning they thought she looked. 

Meanwhile, it was reported this month that filming for the show was reportedly left in chaos when one of the contestants swore at the host – and judges – before ‘storming off’.  

'What a queen!' Ahead of Sheridan's debut, Liz Hurley appeared as a guest judge on the first episode of the new series and left fans delighted over her cheeky puns

‘What a queen!’ Ahead of Sheridan’s debut, Liz Hurley appeared as a guest judge on the first episode of the new series and left fans delighted over her cheeky puns

It is thought that the hopeful reacted badly to being told they were at risk of going home and refused to take part in the lip sync battle, reports the Daily Star.

Although the dramatic scenes were caught on camera, producers of the BBC show are said to still be deciding whether to include the moment in series two. 

An insider told the publication: ‘During filming for one episode, RuPaul announced which of the contestants were at risk of going home.

‘One of them did not take it well at all. They completely lost it. They swore at RuPaul and said they weren’t going to do the lip sync. 

Cheeky! Joining show regulars Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and RuPaul, Elizabeth joked 'gaffer tape' was her beauty secret, while she also made a number of other amusing remarks

Cheeky! Joining show regulars Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and RuPaul, Elizabeth joked ‘gaffer tape’ was her beauty secret, while she also made a number of other amusing remarks

‘Then they stormed off. No-one could believe what they were seeing. It was incredibly disrespectful.’

They added that the contestant, whose identity is not known, was also heard telling the experts to ‘f*** off’ and held onto the grudge by refusing to take part in a reunion when filming was over.

However a BBC source denied the claims and told MailOnline that there wasn’t any dramatic incident on set.

This year’s edition will see the queens compete in weekly challenges, where their lip syncing, fashion sense, sewing, humour, singing, make-up, acting and dancing will be put to the test for ten weeks.

Biggest drama yet: RuPaul's Drag Race UK filming was reportedly left in chaos after one of the contestants swore at the host - and judges - before 'storming off' (pictured RuPaul)

Biggest drama yet: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK filming was reportedly left in chaos after one of the contestants swore at the host – and judges – before ‘storming off’ (pictured RuPaul)

Dramatic scenes: It is thought that the hopeful reacted badly to being told they were at risk of being sent home and refused to take part in the lip sync battle (RuPaul is pictured with judges Graham Norton, Elizabeth Hurley and Michelle Visage)

Dramatic scenes: It is thought that the hopeful reacted badly to being told they were at risk of being sent home and refused to take part in the lip sync battle (RuPaul is pictured with judges Graham Norton, Elizabeth Hurley and Michelle Visage)

Following the franchise’s mantra, the group will be assessed on their Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent, before the bottom two queens will be asked to lip sync to save their position in the competition.  

RuPaul, 60, and Michelle, 52, will be joined by comedians Alan, 44, or Graham, 57, on a rotational basis, while an extra special celebrity guest judge will sit on the panel each week. 

In the running for the coveted title are Tayce, Joe Black, A’Whora, Tia Kofi, Ellie Diamond, Sister Sister, Veronica Green, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ginny Lemon, Asttina Mandella, Cherry Valentine, and Lawrence Cheney. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two: Meet the 12 new queens

Name: Lawrence Chaney 

Age: 23

Location: Glasgow 

Who are you? I’m from Glasgow and every single stereotype that you are thinking right now about a Scottish person is, is true for me! I love Irn-Bru, and a caramel wafer. I’m almost the Austin Powers ‘fat bastard’ of drag! I think of my Scottishness as an asset. I am definitely very proud to be Scottish and Glaswegian. 

Name: Bimini Bon Boulash

Age: 26 

Location: London (via Norfolk)

Who are you? I have a degree in journalism, and I have done a lot of social activism, which is something I’d like to pursue further. I invented veganism about seven years ago…haha! No, I’ve been vegan for about seven years. I love yoga, and I’ve never been healthier.

Name: Cherry Valentine 

Age: 26

Location: Darlington 

Who are you? Cherry Valentine is everything. She is glamour, she is a club kid, she’s dark, she’s gothic, she’s a dancer, she’s flippy. Look at me, I am a queen. 

 

   

Name: Ginny Lemon

Age: 31

Location: Worcestershire

Who are you?  I’m basically a drag troll. I’m the hairiest woman in show-business! I’m the only nonbinary drag queen in the UK…with a sense of humour! I don’t do traditional drag; I am a character. My look is a 90’s daytime TV presenter. I wear my face which suits me. For me, it’s not about makeup. It’s all about the performance.

Name: Joe Black 

Age: 30 

Location: Brighton (Portsmouth)

Who are you? I come from the world of cabaret so it’s all ostrich feathers, glitter and burlesque. What a lovely place to come from. Oh, and I am the first person from Drag Race to hail from Brighton. 

Name: Tia Kofi 

Age: 30

Location: London (via Essex and Nottingham) 

Who are you? Originally from Essex, I am now the queen of Clapham. My name, Tia Kofi is a very camp and very British – Tea or Coffee darling? It’s very me, and at the very least, it’s memorable! I’m a mashup of the drag styles. I love comedy, camp, old school, contemporary, and cultural references. As there aren’t a huge number of POC queens on the scene, I’ll often throw in something from my Nigerian heritage too. I’m also a geek. One day I might be a character from Dr Who, and I love channelling a bit of Star Trek. My drag is a melting pot! 

Name: Veronica Green 

Age: 34

Location: London (Via Rochdale) 

Who are you? When I was a little boy, my brother and I used to make our own comic books, and when our baby sister, Veronica, came along we were so jealous that we created a supervillain in our comic books and called her Veronica Green! Unwittingly, my sister’s birth sparked off my drag persona! She’s going to be mortified at all of this – I stole her prom dress and everything. 

Name: Sister Sister 

Age: 32

Location: Liverpool 

Who are you? I’m from Liverpool where the drag scene is incredibly varied. We have the grand high mistress, Lily Savage, who paved the way for drag queens everywhere, God bless her! You have the gorgeous queens of drag town, like angels from a high, then you have the grungy queer scene who like to get down dark and dirty, and throw condiments, and then you have me! I think I fit in to the middle of lots of different worlds. I’ve always had a strong aesthetic and I’ve always had a strong sense of what I think is funny and when you put those things together: it looks, and sounds like me. 

Name: Tayce 

Age: 26

Location: London (Via Newport, Wales) 

Who are you? I’m from the Welsh lands of Newport. Newport can be a bit grey, dingy and so I just love to bring a bit of colour to the world. Since I was born, I have been prancing around in little skirts and wigs. I’ve always been full of life and energy. I’ve always got a smile on my face and I have been wearing crazy looks from day dot.

Name: Ellie Diamond

Age: 21

Location: Dundee

Who are you? I’m 6ft 4 out of heels, and in drag, I love to go even taller. I like the biggest wigs, heels, outfits, lashes, makeup and ass. I would describe my drag as a cartoon character that has come to life. If you were to search online for a photo of drag queen, then a picture of me would come up.

Name: Asttina Mandella 

Age: 27

LocationLondon

Who are you? I am known for giving very extravagant MTV style performances. I have up to twelve dancers with a big concept show. There are lights, and pyrotechnics and extravagance. It’s very interactive, sometimes with a bit of comedy. I have been dancing since I was tiny, and I have been dancing professionally since I was 20 years old. I am trained in ballet, tap, contemporary, Latin, hip hop, funk and street and it’s all in my show. I have worked with Little Mix, Pussycat Dolls, Melanie C, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Fleur East, Kayne West at the Brits. Now it’s my time to be on the poster and get the headlines. I can’t wait.

Name: A’Whora

Age: 23

Location: London (Via Nottinghamshire)

Who are you? I’m from Nottinghamshire originally. I now live and work in London, but I’m still Northern as Hell. I’m a fashion designer and A’Whora is my muse, best friend and alter ego. She is well known as a fashion queen, but I’m here to prove she’s so much more than that. She is different to anyone you will ever meet. She is striking, she has presence, and you will never see her in a High Street dress. I’m gagging at the thought!

 


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