Cheryl in judging stand-off with RuPaul’s Michelle Visage and fans are loving the drama

She made a dramatic return to the judging panel

Cheryl, RuPaul and Michelle Visage

by William Marriott |

Cheryl has been away from a judging panel for some time, with her latest judging role on the BBC's The Greatest Dancer last January.

Yet, she made her trememdous judging comeback after a year off our screens on last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race UK and let's just say, her and resident judge Michelle Visage did not see eye-to-eye.


The pair had a war of words after the remaining contestants were asked to create an advert based around a bottle of water they had designed.

And when it was time to critique Baga Chipz's advert, which saw her laid across two naked models, shoving battered sausages down her throat (don't ask), Michelle Visage had some harsh comments.

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK Contestants

Blu Hydrangea
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'My name comes from the blue hydrangea bush that's in my garden. My nanny taught me that you have to plant it with a rusty nail so that it turns into a beautiful blue hydrangea. I love that story, of like something coming from a rusty, dirty nail into something beautiful — which is kind of like me.'

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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'Crystal is a gender-bending, mess-with-your-brain kind of drag queen. She stands for tearing down gender constructs, and using creativity and looks and fashion and crazy performances to create excitement.'

Divina Di Campo
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'Drag to me is absolute freedom. You can do anything and everything that you want.'

The Vivienne
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'My style of drag, I always say it's like a scouse wife who's come into money, she's moved to LA, blew it all and then she's had to move back to Bootle.'

Cheryl Hole
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'I have been described as a lip sync assassin, and I would like to see any of these girls try to out-lip-sync me because this is what I do.'

Scaredy Kat
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'I'm way too young to be here — I'm the youngest queen ever on Drag Race. My persona in drag is cute, pink and scared like a nervous flamingo.'

Baga Chipz
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'I'm the tart with a heart. Like chips, they can go with anything. [...] I'm not an instagram, makeup drag queen — but throw me on a stage and I entertain the absolute shite out of a room.'

Vinegar Strokes
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'My drag's influenced by family members and friends, who are really strong working class women who have kind of built their way up and climbed their way up through the mud and the shit to get to where they are.'

Sum Ting Wong
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'I'm doing things now that I wanted to do as a kid. Drag helped that 12-year-old me finally live out his dream.'

Gothy Kendoll
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CREDIT: BBC/ Leigh Keily / Matt Burlem

'I think, for a lot of queens my age, RuPaul's Drag Race kind of sets the standard for what modern drag is, so i'm definitely inspired by the show. [...] Being in this competition means the world to me — the fact that I even got cast doesn't feel real.'

Baga Chipz
Baga Chipz ©BBC

The Strictly star said, "[I'm not] really not sure about the water concept and what you were selling, I think we had more fun watching you put stuff in your mouth!

"Hear from the other judges, maybe it’s just me."

And Cheryl was quick to give her opinion, saying, "I think it’s just you [Michelle]."

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"It was actually smart that you kept it on brand. If I was going to by that water, I would know that it’s associated to you."

But that comment didn't go down too well with Michelle, as she hit back immediately.

"Her name’s not Battered Sausage, is it? It’s Baga Chipz."

And then the awkward stare-off began. OUCH.

Baga Chipz

Fans were quick to take to Twitter to express their love for the shade and drama.

One user wrote, "Watching #DragRaceUK and am HERE for the Michelle/Cheryl shade", while another commented, "The Cheryl Cole vs Michelle Visage energy is worth my TV license fee #dragraceuk."

A third said, "Cheryl vs. Michelle Visage is not something I ever thought I needed #DragRaceUK" and a fourth added, "Me nerves when Cheryl and Michelle has their little stare off though. #dragraceuk."

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