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Drag Race stars finally address rumour RuPaul was greened screened on Down Under set

EXCLUSIVE: Drag Race Down Under stars address rumors that RuPaul was green-screened and never actually set foot on the Down Under set

The new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will be screened on Stan next month.

And ahead of the season two premiere, Drag Race stars Art Simone and Rhys Nicholson have been dispelling rumors that RuPaul never actually set foot on the Down Under set.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, popular drag queen and comedian Nicholson confirmed that host RuPaul, 61, was there in person.

Drag Race stars Art Simone (left) and Rhys Nicholson (right) have dispelled rumors that RuPaul never actually set foot on the Down Under set

Drag Race stars Art Simone (left) and Rhys Nicholson (right) have dispelled rumors that RuPaul never actually set foot on the Down Under set

“The most annoying thing about coming out where the show is supposed to be filmed is people think RuPaul wasn’t there,” Nicholson laughed.

‘Ru was there!’ he repeated, before joking that they should look at a tennis ball on a stick and actually greenscreen Michelle Visage.

When asked if the series should have been shot in Australia rather than Auckland, Melbourne-based Simone said: “I think it should have been shot in Australia.”

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, popular drag queen and comedian Nicholson confirmed that host RuPaul, 61, was there in person.  RuPaul pictured on the show

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, popular drag queen and comedian Nicholson confirmed that host RuPaul, 61, was there in person. RuPaul pictured on the show

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“The most annoying thing about coming out where the show is supposed to be filmed is people think RuPaul wasn’t there,” Nicholson laughed. RuPaul pictured in February

“I had to fly to New Zealand, quarantine and then film,” Simone complained.

Nicholson agreed: ‘I had to do five’ [separate] quarantines.’

Both stars said they were not surprised by the show’s success around the world.

“It went crazy… It made a big splash around the world and now a second season is coming,” added Simone.

When asked if the series should have been shot in Australia rather than Auckland, Melbourne-based Simone said: 'I think it should have been filmed in Australia'

When asked if the series should have been shot in Australia rather than Auckland, Melbourne-based Simone said: ‘I think it should have been filmed in Australia’

It comes after viewers flooded Twitter and Reddit with their suspicions, unleashing a bizarre theory that RuPaul didn’t actually film the show in person and recorded their scenes remotely on a green screen.

“I feel like RuPaul isn’t here,” one user wrote. “It might be the weird camera angles that make me wonder if he’s really there, but especially during the walkthrough, Ru usually goes around the room and talks to the queens.

“During the snatch game, we didn’t really see any shots of the queens and RuPaul. Does anyone agree or am I delusional?’

Another user agreed, adding: ‘I think the quality of production is at stake here. Everything just seems… off.’

‘I thought it was me! There seems to be something weird about the way they film this show compared to the US/UK versions,” said a third.

Watch RuPauls’ Drag Race Down Under exclusively on Stan in Australia. The new season will premiere on July 30.

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under exclusively on Stan in Australia

Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under exclusively on Stan in Australia

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