Drag Race UK EXCLUSIVE: Cheryl took 'Cheryl Hole' name 'surprisingly well'

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK eliminated contestant, Blu Hydrangea, has claimed that guest judge Cheryl took namesake drag queen Cheryl Hole's name 'surprisingly well' on Thursday's episode. 

The Irish contestant, 23, whose real name is Joshua Cargill, was eliminated on episode six of the hit BBC Three series and has shared details of the Fight For This Love singer's, 36, appearance on the programme. 

Cheryl joined RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton as a guest judge on Thursday's show where she finally met her namesake drag queen Cheryl Hole.

Exit: RuPaul's Drag Race UK eliminated contestant, Blu Hydrangea, has claimed that guest judge Cheryl took namesake drag queen Cheryl Hole's name 'surprisingly well' on Thursday's episode

Exit: RuPaul's Drag Race UK eliminated contestant, Blu Hydrangea, has claimed that guest judge Cheryl took namesake drag queen Cheryl Hole's name 'surprisingly well' on Thursday's episode

Yet despite the contestant poking fun at the singer's former married name to Ashley Cole, they divorced in 2010, Blu claimed that she took it 'surprisingly well'.

Talking exclusively to MailOnline, Blu said: 'No, she took it surprisingly well I mean if you have a last name like Cheryl Cole, you're bound to be getting Cheryl Hole in some way. 

'Whether that be in the comments or a drag queen using their name. It wasn’t awkward and she was really nice, I enjoyed her and Jade [Thirlwall] the most judging.'

Blu added that 'lovely' Cheryl 'actually cared' about the contestants and wasn't just on the BBC show for a 'pay cheque'.

Guest appearance: The Irish contestant, 23, whose real name is Joshua Cargill, was eliminated on episode six of the hit BBC Three series and has shared details of the Fight For This Love singer's, 36, appearance on the programme (pictured)

Guest appearance: The Irish contestant, 23, whose real name is Joshua Cargill, was eliminated on episode six of the hit BBC Three series and has shared details of the Fight For This Love singer's, 36, appearance on the programme (pictured) 

Iconic: Cheryl joined RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton as a guest judge on Thursday's show where she finally met her namesake drag queen Cheryl Hole (pictured)

Iconic: Cheryl joined RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton as a guest judge on Thursday's show where she finally met her namesake drag queen Cheryl Hole (pictured)  

She added: 'Oh my gosh, she was lovely, she actually cared about us which was really nice too, you could feel that she wasn't just there to get her pay cheque. 

'She was invested and it felt like she had almost seen our whole journey or something the way she was acting.

'It was the same with Jade [Thirlwall], she must be a massive fan of the show, you can just tell with them, it wasn’t just something they were doing for fun but they enjoyed it as well.'

Blu also revealed that there was a deleted scene between Cheryl and Cheryl Hole where the singer offered the drag queen a hug, yet the contestant refused as they wanted to focus on the judging process.

The Irish star continued: 'Cheryl offered Cheryl Hole a hug, Cheryl Hole turned it down because she wanted to get the judging out of the way and said they could hug later but it never happened unfortunately. 

All in good humour: Yet despite the contestant poking fun at the singer's former married name to Ashley Cole, they divorced in 2010, Blu claimed that she took it 'surprisingly well'

All in good humour: Yet despite the contestant poking fun at the singer's former married name to Ashley Cole, they divorced in 2010, Blu claimed that she took it 'surprisingly well' 

'Lovely': Blu added that 'lovely' Cheryl 'actually cared' about the contestants and wasn't just on the BBC show for a 'pay cheque'

'Lovely': Blu added that 'lovely' Cheryl 'actually cared' about the contestants and wasn't just on the BBC show for a 'pay cheque'

'I’m so annoyed with Cheryl Hole to this day for turning a hug down from Cheryl. What are you doing? Go and get your hug!'

Talking about her favourite judge on the series, Blu added that Cheryl and 's Jade Thirlwall, who was on the judging panel last week on week five, were her favourites.

She said: 'Cheryl and Jade, they were both really nice and fans of the show - they wanted us to do well. Their critiques weren’t very harsh or anything just spot on which was nice. 

'When you’re in those situations any form of niceness means so much to you, you’re constantly stressed out all the time!'

Blu found herself in the bottom two with Cheryl Hole on Thursday's episode, the two queens had to lipsync to Cheryl's Call My Name with Cheryl Hole being crowned the winner and Blu being sent home. 

Oh no: Blu also revealed that there was a deleted scene between Cheryl and Cheryl Hole where the singer offered the drag queen a hug, yet the contestant refused as they wanted to focus on the judging process

Oh no: Blu also revealed that there was a deleted scene between Cheryl and Cheryl Hole where the singer offered the drag queen a hug, yet the contestant refused as they wanted to focus on the judging process 

Dreams: 'I’m so annoyed with Cheryl Hole to this day for turning a hug down from Cheryl. What are you doing? Go and get your hug!', Blu joked

Dreams: 'I’m so annoyed with Cheryl Hole to this day for turning a hug down from Cheryl. What are you doing? Go and get your hug!', Blu joked  

Talking about her exit, Blu said: 'It’s OK, I have fear of missing out on the next episode, but I'm sure I’ll get over that. At least it wasn't a massive downer when I went, I'm pretty proud of the episode none the less. 

'So I feel like it could have been a lot worse. It was fine and not too hard to watch either.'

Just one week earlier, Blu had been on the winning team, Frock Destroyers, with Divina de Campo and Baga Chipz for the hilarious girl band challenge where they had to create their own single called Break Up (Bye Bye). 

The group's track was so popular that it smashed the iTunes chart within hours and at one point even beat Selena Gomez's Lose You To Love Me and Ariana Grande's remix of Lizzo's Good As Hell. 

Talking about what's next, Blu joked that she would be happy to release an album if Divina and Baga wanted to.

Favourites: Talking about her favourite judge on the series, Blu added that Cheryl and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall (pictured), who was on the judging panel last week on week five, were her favourites

Favourites: Talking about her favourite judge on the series, Blu added that Cheryl and 's Jade Thirlwall (pictured), who was on the judging panel last week on week five, were her favourites

She said: 'That was so fun, I got to work really close with Divina and Baga, who are both really good drag queens - they've been doing it for years, and years, and years. 

'It was so fun, it was kind of one of those moments, where you're really proud of your work. The audience really enjoyed it too, it nearly charted. It's so ridiculous and just the silliest thing ever. I can't believe it!'

She added: 'It was iconic, we need to keep that up. Apparently it was the first ever drag group to chart someone told me, I'm up for an album if the other girls are!'

Blu, who is based in Belfast, added that the support from Ireland has been incredible during her time on the series.

She said: 'Everyone is really enjoying it and I get to shout from the rooftop all the problems we've had that weren't known by everyone else. It's nice I get to represent all the people like me. 

Work it: Just one week earlier, Blu had been on the winning team, Frock Destroyers, with Divina de Campo and Baga Chipz for the hilarious girl band challenge where they had to create their own single called Break Up (Bye Bye) - with their song reaching the iTunes chart

Work it: Just one week earlier, Blu had been on the winning team, Frock Destroyers, with Divina de Campo and Baga Chipz for the hilarious girl band challenge where they had to create their own single called Break Up (Bye Bye) - with their song reaching the iTunes chart 

'When I was younger, like, if I had someone in Northern Ireland I could look up to like that, it would have been amazing. Hopefully I can do that for people!'

On Thursday's episode, Cheryl didn't disappoint as viewers lauded her meeting with drag queen Cheryl Hole as 'iconic' as they came face-to-face for the first time.

Viewers went wild as the singer, 36, met her namesake and joked that her surname 'Hole' was similar to hers from her first marriage to Ashley Cole.

During the meeting the drag queen also wowed Cheryl as she lip synced to her hit track Call My Name, as fans admitted they 'cried a bit' watching their interaction. 

Irish support: Blu, who is based in Belfast, added that the support from Ireland has been incredible during her time on the series

Irish support: Blu, who is based in Belfast, added that the support from Ireland has been incredible during her time on the series 

Cheryl confirmed she would be a guest judge on the first ever series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK earlier this year in July.

Taking to social media, she said: 'I am SO excited to tell you that I will be a guest judge on the first ever series of UK Drag Race !!!!!

'I am such a huge fan of the show and can not wait to watch our UK queens make their mark!' 

Condragulations: Earlier this week RuPaul's Drag Race UK was confirmed for a second series in 2020 by BBC Three and World of Wonder

Condragulations: Earlier this week RuPaul's

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