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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK SPOILERS! Winner, results and contestants from season 5

Here are all the contestants and a full recap of results and winner from the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is back for 2023 with its fifth series on BBC Three.

RuPaul returns as the reigning queen overseeing a fierce competition among twelve of the nation’s most dazzling queens vying for the coveted title of the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.

RuPaul's Drag Race Uk poster

Mama Ru, the ultimate authority, determines who shantays to the top and who sashays away is joined by Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr, and a rotating roster of illustrious guest judges who bring their unique perspectives to the runway.

Here’s a recap of season 5’s Queens and results from the series…

Drag Race UK 2023 contestants

Ten Queens were confirmed for RuPaul’s Drag Race earlier this year…

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WINNER: Ginger Johnson – 34-year-old from County Durham

SECOND PLACE: Michael Marouli – 39-year-old from Newcastle Upon Tyne

THIRD PLACE: Tomara Thomas – 25-year-old from Hartlepool

ELIMINATED EPISODE 9: DeDeLicious – 20-year-old from Kent

ELIMINATED EPISODE 8: Kate Butch – 26-year-old from Derbyshire

ELIMINATED EPISODE 7: Cara Melle – 26-year-old from London

ELIMINATED EPISODE 6: Vicki Vivacious – 36-year-old from Cornwall

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ELIMINATED EPISODE 5: Banksie – 23-year-old from Manchester

ELIMINATED EPISODE 4: Miss Naomi Carter – 23-year-old from Doncaster

ELIMINATED EPISODE 2: Alexis Saint Pete – 28-year-old from London

 

Drag Race UK results

Here’s a full recap on who’s left and who won all the challenges on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK this year…

Week 1 – 28 September

There was no elimination in the first week. Instead, the top two queens performed in a lip sync to win the episode.

Top two: Cara Melle and Vicki Vivacious (Lip sync song: Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit by Gina G)
Winner: Vicki Vivacious

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Week 2 – 5 October

Bottom two: Alexis Saint-Pete and Miss Naomi Carter (Lip sync song: Hot in It by Tiësto & Charli XCX)
Eliminated: Alexis Saint-Pete

 

Week 3 – 12 October

There was no elimination in the third week. Instead, the top two queens performed in a lip sync to win the episode.

Top two: Cara Melle and Tomara Thomas (Lip sync song: Remember by Becky Hill & David Guetta)
Winner: Cara Melle

 

Week 4 – 19 October

Bottom two: Cara Melle and Miss Naomi Carter (Lip sync song: The Only Way Is Up by Yazz)
Eliminated: Miss Naomi Carter

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Week 5 – 26 October

Bottom two: DeDeLicious and Banksie (Lip sync song: I Dreamed A Dream by Susan Boyle)
Eliminated: Banksie

 

Week 6 – 2 November

Bottom two: DeDeLicious and Vicki Vivacious (Lip sync song: Heartbreak On Hold by Alexandra Burke)
Eliminated: Vicki Vivacious

 

Week 7 – 9 November

Bottom two: Michael Marouli and Cara Melle (Lip sync song: Touch Me (I Want Your Body) by Samantha Fox)
Eliminated: Cara Melle

 

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Week 8 – 16 November

Bottom two: DeDeLicious and Kate Butch (Lip sync song: This Hell by Rina Sawayama)
Eliminated: Kate Butch

 

Week 9 – 23 November

Bottom two: DeDeLicious and Tomara Thomas (Lip sync song: Little Bird by Annie Lennox)
Eliminated: DeDeLicious

 

Week 10 – 30 November

Top two: Michael Marouli and Ginger Johnson (Lip sync song: A Little Respect by Erasure)
WINNER: Ginger Johnson
Runners up: Michael Marouli and Tomara Thomas

Reacting to her win, Ginger Johnson said: “Thank you for everything, I’ve had the time of my life.”

 

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK airs on BBC Three.

You can watch the series and catch up on episodes via the BBC iPlayer.

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