Cheryl meets Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole for the first time – and fans call it 'iconic'
8th November 2019
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CHERYL came face to face with her drag queen namesake on RuPaul's Drag Race and fans called it icon.

The popstar looked delighted as Cheryl Hole, a cheeky nod to Cheryl's former surname, performed one of her hits Call My Name in a lipsync for her life which Cheryl said did her "proud".


And unlike Geri Horner's awkward turn as a guest judge a few weeks ago, fans called Cheryl's appearance iconic and strangely emotional.

One wrote: "I was genuinely so happy for Cheryl to meet Cheryl I cried a little bit."

A second said: "It's amazing that you were part of @DragraceukBBC! I mean how iconic is that?"

Another added: "Can Cheryl please be on #DragRaceUK every week."


Currently midway through its first run, the British spin-off of the hit US format has proved a massive success with 6.5 million iPlayer requests.

Host RuPaul revealed he was blown over by the staggering response to the British queens doing their thing and can't wait to do it all again.

He said: "I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

"This season's queens proved that Britain's Got Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent – and I want to see more!"

The format sees several drag queens competing in various challenges in order to be named Britain's Next Top Drag Superstar.


The UK competition currently has five queens left in the running – Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Davina de Campo and The Vivienne.

The judging panel features Strictly Come Dancing star Michelle Visage, who also judges on the US version, Graham Norton and Alan Carr.

There has also been a revolving door of celebrity guest judges including Andrew Garfield, Maisie Williams, Twiggy, Geri Horner and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall.

Cheryl Tweedy will guest judge on tonight's episode.

In the States, the show has run for eleven regular seasons and had several All-Stars spin-offs.


There is also going to be a celebrity version of the US show in 2020, while the second series of the UK version will also hit BBC Three late next year.

The BBC's Kate Phillips said: “The response to the current UK series has been nothing short of dragulous. Our viewers have really taken the show and the amazing queens to their hearts.

"So I’m delighted that Ru and the gang are going to shantay.  Let the search for the next group of queens begin!’

  • To apply for the next series enter here by Friday November 15.

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