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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 2 queen Ginny Lemon scared Simon Cowell on The X Factor

Ginny Lemon will be trying to impress RuPaul on series two of Drag Race UK, but they have already faced a fearsome panel of judges.

The drag queen made it to boot camp on The X Factor in 2017 after a very unique performance of Just A Little by Liberty X in the auditions.

Ginny, who is non-binary, burst into the room and asked: ‘I’m Ginny Lemon, fancy a slice?’, leaving judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger looking gobsmacked.

After their animated performance of the pop banger, Sharon Osbourne told Ginny: ‘Do you know what Ginny, you’re a great visual performer, you just need to tone it down.’

Simon said: ‘What the hell just happened?’, but it seems Ginny did enough to progress, as they were later seen at boot camp taking part in the Wall of Songs segment.

After calling group members Descendance a ‘nightmare’ to work with, Ginny did Pete Burns proud as they belted out Dead Or Alive’s You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record).

Unfortunately, the chaotic group performance wasn’t enough to get Ginny to the six chair challenge, and Rak-Su went on to win the 14th series of The X Factor.

However, Ginny now has another shot at reality TV glory, as the 31-year-old is one of the 12 queens competing to be crowned the UK’s next drag superstar on the second series of BBC Three’s Drag Race UK.

In their intro video, the queen from Worcester (‘just like the sauce’) said: ‘I’m the hairiest woman in show business. I’m the only non-binary drag queen in the UK… with a sense of humour.

‘I think my ideal look is a 90s daytime TV presenter on acid. I’m basically a drag troll.

‘I’m an improvisational comedienne. I’m going to be bringing you a down to earth, working class sense of humour. You’ll get high energy, you’ll get madness, you’ll get the unplanned.’

The cast of series two has been ru-vealed (Picture: BBC/World of Wonder/Ray Burmiston)

Fans were loving that Ginny wants to bring ‘alternative drag’ to the main stage, and they also gained a new legion of fans thanks to their Kate Bush knuckle tattoos and the fact they wore yellow Crocs for their Drag Race shoot.

Ginny is joined in the cast by Tayce, Joe Black, A’Whora, Tia Kofi, Ellie Diamond, Sister Sister, Bimini, Veronica Green, Asttina Mandella, Cherry Valentine and Lawrence Chaney.

RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton are all back for the new series, with celebrity guest judges to join the panel each week.

Drag Race fans will be spoiled for choice, as the new UK series will air concurrently with season 13 of the original US version.

Series one of Drag Race UK was won by Scouse queen The Vivienne, after a tense final with Baga Chipz and Davina Di Campo.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two kicks off on BBC iPlayer on January 14 at 7pm. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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