So far, 2021 might not be exactly what you'd describe as the best year on record.

However, there is one ray of light that has got us through the dark, dreary winter months so far - RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Returning for its second series on BBC Three in January, this popular version of the show, originally broadcast in the US, sees a selection of the most incredible drag queens in the UK go up against one another to be crowned winner.

Hilarious, wholesome and packed full of talent, it is exactly what we need right now.

But one queen in particular has captured our hearts - Newport’s very own Tayce.

From the moment she burst onto our screens talking about Barry Island and sausages, to the time she literally turned herself into the Welsh flag for a catwalk look, we have been obsessed.

And, judging by the reaction on social media, it's not just us.

With close to 350,000 followers on Instagram at the moment, Tayce is really putting the 'Port on the map - and we couldn't be prouder.

So, in no particular order, here are some of our favourite Tayce moments so far from Drag Race UK series two, which have cemented her as a legend in our eyes.

'This doesn't look like Barry Island'

Could this introduction have been any more perfect?

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. This doesn’t look like Barry Island. But it sure will do," said Tayce, announcing herself to the world.

We might be a bit biased, being Welsh and all, but hearing Barry referenced in the first 10 minutes of the show put a smile on our faces.

Plus, that hair flick is really quite something.

On a side note, bonus points go to fellow Drag Race star Ginny Lemon for calling the Newport accent "sexy."

Bore da, b*****s

We were originally introduced to Tayce as one of the stars of Drag Race series two back in December last year, when she burst into our lives, and our hearts, with a cheery "bore da, b*****s!"

It's enough to make even the most cynical person proud to be Welsh.

"You might need subtitles for this, world," she added.

"If you can’t understand me, that’s your loss. What can I do? What can I say? I’m Welsh!”

Amen to that.

'The cheek, the nerve...'

Remember how we said the whole internet seems to love Tayce? Well, in the short time that Drag Race UK series two has been in our lives, she has become a bit of a viral sensation.

Since uttering the now immortal words, "The cheek, the nerve, the gall, the audacity and the gumption," in a confessional, Tayce has provided us all with the perfect reaction to anything that comes our way in 2021.

'I'm doing it for the Welshies, baby'

As you might have noticed watching the show, Tayce makes it clear that she's Newport through and through.

Nowhere is this more apparent in a challenge in the first ever episode, where the contestants must come up with catwalk looks with the theme 'queen of your hometown.'

Not one to do things by half, Tayce comes out dressed as the actual Welsh flag, looking absolutely incredible with a glitter-encrusted dragon and horns on her head.

“I’m doing it for the Welshies, baby," she said as she introduced her fierce look.

"Where you at? Let your daffodils and leeks clack.”

The 'Saesneg/Sausage' fiasco

In what is probably our favourite Tayce moment, she shares some beautiful vocabulary yn y Gymraeg with the rest of the world.

“I have a few little Welsh sayings I can bring to the place," she said.

"You know, we’ve got ‘popty-ping’ - microwave"

Not too bad so far.

Then, she adds: "‘Saesneg’ - sausage."

Did Tayce just tell the world that the word for 'English' actually means 'sausage'?

Yes. Yes, she did.

Incredible.

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Tayce's A* narration

Let's be real for a second, Tayce has provided us with so many stellar moments this series it's hard to list them all.

But a special mention has to go to her workroom confessionals and narration of events this series, which leave us in bits every time.

“It’s the truth, Ruth. Deal with it," she said in one confessional, providing one of our favourite new reactions for a whole host of situations you might find yourself in.

Another brilliant moment came when Tayce accidentally brought up beloved daytime telly presenter ‘Wilhelm Schofield.'

Off-camera, someone on set asks if she actually means Phillip Schofield. It turns out, she does.

And lastly, she provided us with another A* moment when, before the recording of the queens' song 'UK Hun?', she shouted out, "Let’s Fat Man Scoop it!”

We love you, Tayce. Never change.