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The episode starts out with the girls pointing out in the workroom that “Drag Race UK” history was made when Lawrence won three Rupita badges in a row. They then ask Tia how she is going to up her game since she has been in the bottom a lot.

Ru then walks into the workroom and explains to the girls that it’s time for the infamous Snatch Game where they need to perform a celebrity impersonation that makes the judges laugh their asses off. The celebrities they are impersonating are:

Bimini – Katie Price

Lawrence – Miriam Margolyes

Tia – Mel B.

Sister Sister – Sally Morgan

Ellie – Matt Lucas as Vicky Pollard

Ahora – Louie Spence

Tayce – Jane Turner

On the runway, Ru, Michelle and Alan are joined by special guest judge, podcast queen and singing sensation Jessie Ware. The runway category is Pre-Her-storic (drag from 1 million years BC).

The clear winner of a coveted Rupita badge is Bimini, and the bottom two are Lawrence and Tia with Tia sashaying away.

It was a pleasure to sit down with Tia for this exclusive Hotspots interview:

Q: At what age did drag become an interest and how did you pick your name?

I first experienced drag through “Drag Race” as my house mate was watching season 2 or 3 late at night. We were in University studying late and it intrigued me from that moment on.

My name comes from a very camp British pun, as we all ask each other if we want Tea or Coffee, I spell it different in honor of my west African heritage.

Q: How exciting was it to be chosen for the second season of “Drag Race UK”?

Oh, it was absolutely incredible, and I am super grateful to be chosen. However, you don’t have time to celebrate as you have to immediately get ready for it. Having said that, it was a lovely moment when I got the phone call.

Q. How hard was it to keep the secret that you were on “Drag Race”?

Super hard, because we had to keep the secret longer than any other cast in the history as we had the break in filming due to Covid.

Q: Tell us about your “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” experience?

It was a roller coaster. I had my ups and downs, but it’s been completely worth it.

Q: Ru kept mentioning how tall and statuesque you are, how tall are you?

I am nearly 6 foot 5, probably a tiny bit taller than Ellie Diamond.

Q: What’s your marital status?

This is a difficult question at the moment as I am not sure.

Q: Who are you closest with from the show?

Obviously, Veronica and I are close, and I am also very close with Joe Black. In addition, I talk a lot with Lawrence and Sister.

Q: What’s ahead for Tia?

I just released my single, “Outside In” and it’s available on all streaming platforms everywhere. I will definitely be doing more music, and I am working on some more fashionable outfits.


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