Cheesy chips and chest bumps: The funniest tweets and memes from this week’s Drag Race UK

Hilary Mitchell October 15, 2021
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Drag Race UK girl groups

Pick N' Mix have joined the hallowed ranks of the United Kingdolls and the Frock Destroyers (BBC)

There’s one day a year that entirely shapes the gay music calendar. No, we’re not talking about the date Adele throws down her latest bottom anthem, or even Lil Nas X giving birth to Montero through his bussy.

We are, of course, talking about the iconic Drag Race UK Girl Groups challenge, which has given rise to the twin, impossible to ignore earworms “Break Up Bye Bye” and “UK Hun?” in recent years. Neither of which you’ll ever get out of your heads: you’ll probably still be Bing Bang Bonging and Sing Sang Songing on your deathbeds.

And this year it was even more of a big deal, because the two Drag Race UK groups were coached by none other than the legendary synchronised jig-merchants Steps, who got us all flailing in unison back in the 90s. Oh, and Baby Spice was on the judging panel, too.

There was a bit of a change from previous series: they didn’t record the same version of this year’s song: “B.D.E. (Big Drag Energy)”. Instead, one group did it as a power ballad and the other as a high energy pop track that included lines like “have I got snot on my face”. Because it wouldn’t be Drag Race UK without scenes that made you feel like you were on weird drugs.

As usual, this bright, colourful, camp madness sparked a lot of hilarious reactions on Twitter, here are some of the funniest we found.

Kitty said what were were all thinking when Lisa from Steps didn’t show up

Pick ‘N’ Mix is a pretty good girl group name, though we preferred Alan Carr’s suggestion of ‘All Taints’

And you’d better believe we’ll be doing this in G.A.Y.

Not everyone was a fan of the chest bumping though

The 3am carb urge is a powerful one

Charity Kase was all of us when we don’t have enough caffeine before work

Choriza May remains the People’s Princess of Drag Race UK

Although River Medway won some hearts last night for sure

In fact, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house

The Slice Girls came in for some serious roasting

At least Lee liked their other version

This week’s Drag Race UK result was controversial to say the least

But the most important thing to come out of it all was: a new gay anthem

Break Up Bye Bye, UK Hun? and now B.D.E. It’s hit after hit. We’re looking forward to the full Drag Race UK album in about seven years time.

You can see the rest of PinkNews’ Drag Race UK coverage here.

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