The cast for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 3 has been revealed, with the line-up including Veronica Green as she makes her highly-anticipated return.
During series 2 of the hit BBC Three, Veronica was one of the frontrunners of the competition, making a star-making turn as the highlight of Rats the Rusical.
However, when filming had to be paused for seven months due to the pandemic, Veronica was forced to withdraw after the hiatus, having tested positive for Covid-19.
At the time, Veronica said that she ‘cried for three days’ after her departure from the show, stating: ‘All the hard work I’d put into the show and the effort I’d made preparing to return felt like it was all for nothing.’
Nonetheless, Veronica is now ready to make her comeback, having officially been revealed as one of the stars of series three.
Looking back on her time in series two, the performer said that she ‘always knew’ it was ‘going to be THE season’.
‘It was just legendary. We gagged the world and gave them all rat bite fever and a lift in a really difficult time. Winning a badge for Rats The Rusical was definitely a highlight for me. And thankfully, after 10 days isolation, my rat bite fever subsided!’ she said.
Veronica is ready to fight another day (Picture: BBC)
The outfit that Veronica has chosen to wear for the series three cast announcement is ‘very sentimental’ to her, she explained, as it is ‘a family heirloom’.
‘This is my sister’s sweet 16 prom dress. I love my sister – I stole her name, so I might as well steal her clothes too. And it was made by my mum,’ she said.
While Veronica admitted that she’s ‘nervous’ to return to the competition, she added that she’s most looking forward to ‘winning’.
‘Am I going to win?! Does the pope s**t in the woods?! I was SUPPOSED to win Drag Race UK season two. And if you don’t crown me this time Ru, I’m going to come back again. Another variant of Veronica Green… I’m not joking. Just keep bringing me back,’ she said.
‘I’ve proved that I’m a heavyweight contender. The judges described me as a triple threat on series 2, and I’ve already won a badge! I’ve kept it in a box on my window sill at home so that I wake up to it every morning!’
Several fans celebrated Veronica’s return, with one tweeting: ‘Whoop! @veronicaqween back on @dragraceukbbc bring it girl!!’
‘Maybe this will be Veronica Green’s year,’ another predicted.
RuPaul’s Drag Race series 3 is due to air on BBC Three this autumn.
Credit: Original article published here.