Veronica Green is the third queen to sashay away in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and Victoria Scone bows out of the competition. As fan favourite, Veronica Green, becomes the third queen to sashay away, it’s another shock exit from the runway on BBC Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Sadly, Victoria Scone also had to leave the competition, after a knee injury continued to hamper her participation in the competition.
As the queens returned to the workroom for week three of Drag Race UK, they realised that not everyone was back. RuPaul confirmed the early departure of their fellow queen, Victoria Scone. RuPaul said, “Based on medical advice, the amazing and talented Victoria Scone will not be returning to the competition. We will all miss her very much and I have a sense that we haven’t seen the last of her. But for now, the show must go on.”
Before testing positive for covid just as series 2 was about to resume filming last year, Veronica Green, 35 from Rochdale, had excelled in series two of Drag Race UK. She returned to series three as a firm fan favourite, but this week she found herself in the bottom two with Vanity Milan, with both queens lip-syncing for their lives to “I’ve Got The Music In Me” by Kiki Dee.
In her exit interview Veronica said: “Not like this! Not in this dress.. and this wig. Oh no… I feel pretty devastated about leaving tonight, but I’m really proud that I came back and fought in this competition. I had a good ride and now it’s time to get off. But, there’s always a bright side to a dark day. I’m proud to be a Ru Girl! I mean, does a pope s*** in the woods?!”
Veronica left a message on the mirror saying, “The party may be over for me here but I’ll see you all at the Afterparty! Love, Veronica Green.”
YASS Magazine met Veronica Green and Victoria Scone and here is the what they had to say!
Veronica Green Q&A
How did I feel coming back to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?
Coming back to Drag Race, I had a mixture of excitement and fear… I loved being part of the competition but was fearful that I wouldn’t meet everyone’s high expectations, coming back for a second time. The last 18 months have been difficult but I wasn’t going to let it stop me from trying.
What’s your favourite part of filming this series?
Meeting the other queens has been my favourite part. Despite my struggles, I’ve made some amazing friends for life. I can’t wait to hang out and work with so many amazing people.
What’s next for you?
My latest single in collaboration with Myleene Klass ‘Nothing to Lose’ is already out, so go stream and download it now! Hopefully you’ll be seeing me on TV again in the very near future, so watch out for that. I’m also working on a one woman show, new music and a couple of books so hopefully you’ll be seeing all of that over the next year. Be sure to follow my socials for my next big announcement…
Meet Veronica Green: https://twitter.com/dragraceukbbc/status/1427914469099937793
Victoria Scone Q&A
How do you feel, having had to leave the competition early?
I was completely broken hearted and totally in denial of how injured I was – I was clinging on for as long as I could whilst pretending I wasn’t hurting that bad. When an opportunity like Drag Race comes along and I had to withdraw because of an injury it really felt like my own body has betrayed me. But I am grateful to the team for the care I received. In my opinion, it was going rather well for me so it was heart-breaking.
What have you learned about yourself from the competition?
I’ve got very weak knees! And also that the gender I was assigned at birth has absolutely nothing to do with my entertainment value, my ability to perform, or my merit as a drag queen. Victoria Scone is an entertainer and performer and she’s bloody good at it. I’m just as good as – if not better than – any cis male drag queen.
What do you hope the audience takes away from watching you on drag race?
I hope the public will realise that drag is for anyone and everyone. I’d like to encourage everyone to go and see drag – all drag, even drag kings. Drag is not about labels. It’s an art form. To me, drag is where all the incredible, creative, genius, misfits end up. Maybe we didn’t fit in to the careers we originally wanted to be in like theatre or the arts, but this is where we get to express ourselves, be unapologetically ourselves and make a career out of it.
Is there one thing you’ll never forget from your time on the show?
RuPaul’s laugh! Is that cheesy?! I really loved making Ru laugh. And I’ll never forget how proud of myself I felt. I know that sounds self-indulgent… But I was very focused on my journey and I had my eyes on the prize. I’m really proud of myself & the rest of the cast.
Meet Victoria Scone: https://twitter.com/dragraceukbbc/status/1427910417540583424
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is landing on BBC Three from 7pm every Thursday, exclusively available on BBC iPlayer.