DRAG Race UK queen Baby admits her “main regret” is not leaving RuPaul’s hit-BBC competition show sooner as she ‘didn’t feel herself’.
She opens up about her battle with mental health on FUBAR Radio tonight after famously walking out of the BBC Three reality TV show.
Baby, 26, speaks openly about being “out of it” while filming and not feeling herself while shooting her final episode with her co-stars.
She chatted to Bobby Norris and guest co-host Priscilla Anyabu on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas about her decision to walk out in episode five.
“I think my main regret potentially is not leaving earlier to be honest,” Baby explained. “Like I wasn’t feeling myself from the moment I walked in there from the beginning.
“I was just like I’m here now, we’ve invested all this time, we’ve invested all this money and it is Drag Race. Let’s just give it our best go.”
She went on to say: “By like the end of that episode. I think if you watch that episode, in the critiques, I’m not even really talking that much.
“I’m like smiling and nodding because I’m like out of it by that point, you know what I mean? So I wish I called it a bit earlier.
“But everything happens for a reason, I got to lip sync with Dakota [Schiffer], we had a little moment, and then I got to go home.”
Baby admits she is feeling better since leaving the show, adding: “On the whole, I’m enjoying life and enjoying doing all my music stuff and travelling. I’m enjoying being my little pop self.”
Later in the interview, the drag queen gave her opinion on the recent controversy surrounding a post on the official Drag Race UK twitter which confused Baby for Black Peppa.
She said: “You know what it is for me. I think where in the past you know, Tayce, Tia Kofi, Vanity Milan, Asttina [Mandella] have all spoken about how we get treated as black queens coming from Drag Race especially.
“I think with that already being information that was out there and a conversation that is already being had. To then have that mistake happen within the BBC team was like ‘dude like really?’
She continued: “I’m just like, it’s embarrassing, and it was embarrassing but I’m happy that they took leadership to go you know we’re sorry, it was a mistake and we’re genuinely sorry for anybody who was hurt by that.
“And the fact they were even prepared to make that apology is a big step. A win is a win!”
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