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Bimini's 'UK, Hun?' verse from Drag Race UK has been nominated for a TV BAFTA

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2022-03-23

Words: Alastair James; pictures: BAFTA/BBC

Bing, bang, bong! Bimini's 'UK Hun?' verse has been nominated for the Must-See Moment category at the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards.

The United Kingdolls - Bimini Bon Boulash, Tayce, Lawrence Chaney, and A'Whora - performed the iconic bop on the second series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK last year.

The track lit up the UK singles chart after its release, topping the UK iTunes chart and peaking at Number 27 on the official UK singles chart.

Bimini's verse in particular provided fans with ear-worming, empowering lyrics such as "Gender-bender, cis-tem offender / I like it rough but my lentils tender / Don't be scared to embrace the femme / Whether you're he, she, or them."

The song's success prompted calls for it to be submitted at the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry. Sadly, that didn't happen, but we'll just be happy that we got it in the first place!

Speaking to Attitude in March last year, the band teased there could be more music on the way, as well as a tour. 

"After realising what talented songwriters we are, it'd be rude not to!" said Bimini.

Reflecting on the song's success Lawrence quipped: "Topping the charts? It's the first time I've topped anything in my life!".

Check out the full interview with The United Kingdolls below:

'UK, Hun?' is up for the award alongside Adele being surprised by her teacher during An Audience With Adele and Ant and Dec dig at Downing Street’s lockdown parties during I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Colin's AIDS diagnosis in It's A Sin, the 'Red Light, Green light' scene from Squid Game, and Rose and Giovanni's silent dance to 'Symphony' on Strictly Come Dancing are also nominated.

Members of the public can vote for their Must-See Moment online at here and will automatically enter into a prize draw to win tickets to attend the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards. Virgin Media customers can also vote through their television, via their TiVo®, V6, or Virgin TV 360 box.

The winner of BAFTA's Must-See Moment will be announced at the 2022 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards on 8 May 2022.

Attitude's new-look March/April issue is out now.