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Anita Wigl’it impersonating Queen Elizabeth II

Drag Race Down Under gets censored in the UK for a Prince Andrew Joke

Shown on the BBC, the spin-off omitted contestant Anita Wigl’it’s dig as she impersonated the Queen in the Snatch Game challenge

A joke about Prince Andrew has been cut out the UK broadcast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

Airing on BBC, the second episode of the Australia and New Zealand spin-off series saw the queens take part in the infamous Snatch Game celebrity impersonation challenge.

Contestant Anita Wigl’it won the challenge with her performance as Queen Elizabeth II. But the BBC has confirmed that a joke about Prince Andrew – the Queen’s son and close friend of the notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein – was cut from the show’s broadcast.

Performing as the queen, Anita said: “I wish a dingo would have taken my baby, then I wouldn’t have anything to do with Prince Andrew any more.”

A second joke about Prince Philip that was filmed before his death was also not shown by the BBC.

The joke was still shown on TVNZ in New Zealand and Stan in Australia, as well as on international streaming service Wow Presents Plus.

A BBC spokesperson told The Guardian that the network “occasionally makes edits to acquired programmes in accordance with UK audience expectations”.

Another joke about Prince Andrew, however, did make the broadcast. 

“RuPaul, in my household we have a long tradition of celebrating anniversaries,” Anita said, impersonating the Queen in the work room. “When somebody turns 100, I write them a letter, and when somebody turns 16, Prince Andrew sends them a text.”

Take a look at the ten Aussie and Kiwi queens competing for the title of Down Under’s First Drag Superstar here.