Victoria Scone has made herstory on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 3 – but her journey could be cut short due to an injury.
The queen busted some moves in last week’s episode as she and Krystal Versace lip synced for the win, but an unexpected slip on stage led to Victoria being left in ‘agony’ with her knee.
While she tried to take it easy in this week’s episode, the challenge ended up being pretty physically demanding, as the queens gave fitness-inspired performances in teams, with moves choreographed by guest judge, Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse.
Victoria soldiered on, performing while seated and taking to the runway in trainers, but she was still left in pain.
Calling her forward at the end of the episode, Ru said: ‘Victoria, I appluad you for working through your pain this week.
‘However, your knee injury requires additional evaluation. Tomorrow morning, you’ll leave our set and, depending on what the doctors say, we’ll decide whether or not it’s safe for you to continue in this competition.
‘I want you here, but more than anything, I want you healthy. Because, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’
Earlier in the episode, Victoria had been praised by fans for opening up about her past eating disorder and her struggles with her body image.
After a comment Krystal Versace made about her weight, Victoria explained that she is now happy with herself – but hasn’t always been.
Krystal later apologised for the comment, saying she doesn’t want to ‘bring people down.’
‘When I said it, it definitely went over the mark,’ Krystal added.
Victoria is the first afab queen (assigned female at birth) to take part in the show, and it’s not the first time she’s hit back at critics.
‘Some need to understand that as a cis woman doing drag presenting as a woman it is still a f*ck you to society,’ she previously penned in a statement shared on social media.
New episodes of Drag Race UK drop on BBC iPlayer on Thursdays at 7pm.