Baby has issued a statement on her unexpected Drag Race UK exit. On last week’s episode, the performer opened up about her struggles with anxiety to the judging panel – including guest star Hannah Waddingham – and subsequently lip-synced for her life against Dakota Schiffer to Six: The Musical’s No Way.
After delivering one of the best smackdowns Drag Race UK has ever seen, Baby prevented RuPaul from announcing a winner as she told the host: “I’m extremely grateful for being here, but I think I need to go home and take care of myself.” In response, Ru told the star: “I respect that.
Baby, I love you. We all love you. Take care of yourself and remember what I told you. Now, sashay away.” Baby’s decision to withdraw from the competition to focus on her mental health was met with praise from viewers.
In an Instagram Story posted on Monday (24 October), Baby broke her silence on her elimination and thanked those “who have reached out and sent love to me” after the episode. “I was genuinely dreading being so vulnerable on national television but, after hearing how many of you identified with my journey.