RuPaul’s Drag Race UK fans were gushing over Elizabeth Hurley as she made her debut on the show as a guest judge on Thursday.
The Austin Powers actress, 55, left viewers in hysterics with her very cheeky puns while judging the queens competing to be crowned the UK’s next Drag Superstar.
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.
‘What a queen!’ RuPaul’s Drag Race UK fans gushed over Elizabeth Hurley and her VERY cheeky puns as she made her debut as a guest judge on Thursday’s opening episode
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’.
Bimini impressed Elizabeth after they stepped out onto the runway in a cut-out leotard to represent their home town’s football club Norwich City.
Giving her feedback, Elizabeth teased: ‘Unbelievable body and great bum. I said to Ru: “I find him quite sexy!”‘
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
Pun-tastic: 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?’
To which Bimini Bon Boulash replies: ‘This is probably my most revealing outfit’ with Elizabeth protesting: ‘Don’t say that, no!’
Fans were delighted with Elizabeth’s appearance on the opening episode, calling her ‘iconic’ and gushing about how stunning they thought she looked.
One viewer wrote: ‘A little (A LOT) obsessed with @ElizabethHurley #DragRaceUK’
Gushing: 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’
Loving it: Giving her feedback, Elizabeth teased: ‘Unbelievable body and great bum. I said to Ru: “I find him quite sexy!”‘
Another added: ‘@ElizabethHurley is absolutely stunning.. doesn’t age.. I’ll have what she’s having (sic).’
One fan gushed: ‘B****y loved @ElizabethHurley on #DragRaceUK so funny and looks fabulous. I am sure she has a ageing painting in the attic. #DorianGrey Ageless! (sic).’
And one fan said: ‘Elizabeth Hurley as a drag race judge is iconic and I’m in love with this episode.’ It comes after judges Michelle, Graham and Alan Carr gushed over how ‘fun’ Elizabeth was as a guest judge in a virtual press day attended by MailOnline.
Full of praise: Fans were delighted with Elizabeth’s appearance on the opening episode, calling her ‘iconic’ and gushing about how stunning they thought she looked
It comes after judges Michelle, Graham and Alan Carr gushed over how ‘fun’ Elizabeth was as a guest judge in a virtual press day attended by MailOnline.
While Lorraine Kelly, who returns to the second series for a fun TV segment challenge, joked that she thought she was ‘too common’ to hang out with Elizabeth but could now have a ‘bottle of wine’ with the star.
Talking about the upcoming series, Graham, 57, said: ‘I have to say, episode one, Liz Hurley. How fun was she? Hanging out with Liz Hurley for the day!’ with Michelle, 52, agreeing: ‘So fun!’
Bring it to the runway! It comes after judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr gushed over how ‘fun’ Elizabeth was as a guest judge
Sharing her thoughts, Lorraine added: ‘She was so good. I would love to see more of her like that. You really got a sense of her – really funny, obviously very intelligent, a laugh.
‘Somebody who you could go out for a bottle of wine with and I would never have thought that before.
‘I would have always of thought, “Yeah, I’m too common to hang out with Liz Hurley”. Now I have watched, yeah I actually could.’
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK lands on BBC Three from 7pm every Thursday. Episode one is exclusively available on BBC iPlayer.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two: Meet the 12 new queens
Name: Lawrence Chaney
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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