The one and only Snatch Game has been a staple of RuPaul’s Drag Race since its second season, and now Drag Race UK has well and truly gotten in on the act. For those of you living under a rock, it’s parody of the 70’s show Match Game, whereRu’s girls must showcase their best celebrity impersonations to impress the judges.
Iconic personalities such as Gemma Collins, Mary Berry, Sir David Attenborough and the controversial Margaret Thatcher have all previously featured on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – however, with season two’s Snatch Game fast approaching, we decided to create our own list of famous faces from the UK and Ireland that we would love to see impersonated.
Glamour model, reality star and 2001 UK General Election candidate, there are few TV personalities as instantly recognisable as the Pricey aka Jordan. Between her glaring campness and unquestionable glamour, Katie Price has all the qualities of a top-notch Snatch Game character.
Loose Women and X-Factor’s Dagenham darling, Stacey Solomon captured all our hearts with her infectious personality and girl-next-door charm. Contestants could play up her fast-talking Essex accent and goofy mannerisms to the delight of viewers.
Chef and author, Nigella Lawson, has garnered a reputation not just for her culinary skills, but also for her elegance and hypnotic sensuality. There are endless food-related innuendos at the disposal of whoever chooses to impersonate this saucy lady!
A seasoning even Nigella Lawson isn’t brave enough to use? Scary Spice! No-nonsense Northerner Mel B is an undeniable British icon, from her Spice Girl fame to her years entertaining us as a brutally honest judge on The X-Factor and America’s Got Talent. RupPaul’s Drag Race fans love a shady queen, and no better woman for the job than Miss Scary Spice herself.
Anne Robinson presented The Weakest Link for 12 years. Her caustic remarks and cutting quips directed at contestants garnered Anne notoriety across Britain and Ireland. Wouldn’t it be a gag to hear her tell Ru, “You are the weakest link – goodbye”.
Although her fellow destroyer, Rebecca Moore, made a cheeky appearance on Canada’s Drag Race, Sophie Anderson is yet to make her Snatch Game debut. The Bristolian adult actress, Sophie Anderson skyrocketed to fame as part of the duo “The Cockdestroyers”. She is an active member of and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, being considered alongside Moore as a gay icon.
A member of one of Britain’s most successful girl bands ever, and an iconic TV talent show judge, Cheryl is a household name. Her instantly recognisable Geordie accent and dazzling glamour could make her a hilarious option.
Outspoken and outrageous, Sharon Osbourne is one of reality TV’s most iconic figures. The real question is – why hasn’t anyone played her already?
While Nadine garnered popularity as a member of Girls Aloud, for Irish viewers it was her appearance on Popstars that really launched her into the public eye. Outside of her music career Nadine has established herself as an internet sensation with her often parodied pronunciation of the word “flour” and her infamous “Passport Gate”, where she was caught lying about her age on TV.
One of TV’s most beloved soap stars, no list would be complete without the iconic Pat Butcher. Her impressive collection of earrings and her illustrious history of men established her as the true diva of TV.
These are 10 famous faces we want to see impersonated on Drag Race UK. Let us know who you would most like to see!
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