BBC Censors’ RuPaul drag race under Prince Andrew joke
The BBC has confirmed that the royal family jokes were cut from the UK version of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’.
In last week’s episode of the reality show, which sees drag queens from Australia and New Zealand competing in the usual Drag Race format, the queens took part in the celebrity impersonation challenge. Snatch Game.
New Zealand Queen Anita Wigl’it played Queen Elizabeth II and made a number of comments about the Royal Family during the episode.
However, it has now been revealed that not all of them were in the final cut, including one referring to Prince Andrew.
According to The Guardian, Wigl’it told RuPaul during the challenge: “I wish a dingo took my baby, so I wouldn’t have anything to do with Prince Andrew anymore.”
The Guardian reported that this, along with an additional Prince Philip joke, was cut from the UK version of the episode, which began airing on BBC Three on Sunday.
Drag Race Down Under was recorded in January 2021, before the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
A BBC spokesperson told HuffPost on Tuesday: “The BBC sometimes changes acquired programs in line with the expectations of the British public.”
Interestingly, another Prince Andrew joke was included on the show, which saw Wigl’it state, “When someone is 100 years old I write them a letter – and when someone is 16 years old, Prince Andrew writes him a text. “
Later in the episode, Wigl’it – as Queen Elizabeth II – claimed that she told Meghan Markle that the secret to a long life was “not to piss me off and wear a belt. security”.
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