RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Ginny Lemon hints they could return to the competition after dramatically eliminating themself from the show

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Ginny Lemon has opened up on the shocking moment which saw them eliminated them self from RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

The 31 year old was the fourth contestant to leave the British version of the hit reality show's second season, after refusing to lip sync against fellow competitor — and best friend on the show — Sister Sister.

Following the week's challenge, which saw the remaining queens host a breakfast television show, judged by no other than Lorraine Kelly, Ginny and Sister found themselves in the bottom two, preparing to face off over a performance of Kim Wilde's You Keep Me Hangin' On.

But as the music kicked in and Sister began her performance to judges RuPaul, 60, Michelle Visage, 52, Alan Carr, 44, and Lorraine, 61, Ginny dramatically walked to the back of the runway and off the set, removing them self from the competition.

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Speaking to OK! online and other publications following their dramatic exit, Ginny revealed what was going through their head as they made their decision.

They exclusively told us: "A million and one different things were going through my head at that time.

"I'm going to be honest with you, I thought I'd had a good day, I thought I'd smashed the challenge, I thought I looked great on the runway. It was the first time I wasn't nervous, to be honest.

"Then It was the first time I was feeling bad about myself and I just thought, 'do you know what? I don't need this, Im knackered, my trotters need a rub and I need a cup of tea, I'm gonna go lie down'."

Reacting to the strong response following their self-elimination, Ginny laughed: "I've made a nation cry, haven't I?

"It's such an emotional experience that you go through, and I just realised that it didn't seem like they were buying what I was selling so I took my car boot home with me.

"But, let's be honest and face facts, Ru has never said 'Ginny Lemon, sashay away,' so I'm technically still in the competition. Who knows? My lips are sealed."

Ginny hinted that they hadn't heard from the judges since leaving the competition, but joked: "Me and Michelle [Visage] had a sleepover last night, she was clipping my toes, and she said 'Ginny, you've got to go, the sexual tension between you and Ru, it smells like a burnt cheese toastie.'

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"But we tend to keep that sort of stuff out of the press so I can't speak any more on that.

"All of the girls thought it was absolutely iconic and very punk. They all know me so they were all very on board.

"Sister finally had a chance to shine and we got to see the incredible performer that she is so we thought it was a camp old time, we had a good laugh."

One of the highlights of Ginny's time on the competition came as they spoke about identifying as non-binary with fellow competitor Bimini Bon Boulash, who also identifies as non-binary.

Speaking of the response to their touching conversation, Ginny said: "It was one of the few times in my life where I've been lost for words, I'm very flabbergasted by the response from people.

"It was almost a year ago and was just one human talking to another human and I was just expressing how I felt and I had no idea how that would resonate with people, and now I'm being contacted by thousands of people and hearing lots of different stories and it just goes to show that if you can show that vulnerable side of yourself, which I’m not used to doing at all, I was able to disassociate how raw it was for me and realise how powerful it was for other people, so it was my opportunity to use my voice and help other people."

Fans will be happy to hear that Ginny has finally come to a point where they love them self, after telling of the hardships they had given them self before the competition.

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They added: "The sense of a journey is that you have a destination, so every day we come close to that destination of loving ourselves for we are, and I think I'd be lying if I didn't say that the reaction from my appearance on the show has been completely overwhelming.

"Maybe I don't need to try as hard or beat myself up so much looking for that validation and love because it was there the whole time, I just couldn't see it."

New episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK land on BBC Three from 7pm every Thursday, exclusively available on BBC iPlayer.

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