The Vivienne became Ru Paul's Drag Race UK 's first ever winner after a dramatic finale with Baga Chipz and Divina De Campo.

Welsh-born Vivienne won the crown and made herstory in the UK's first ever series, the 12th series overall of the show.

The three finalists each went head to head with three RuPeter badges each, although Divina was the only queen who had not lip synched for her life.

At the beginning of the episode The Vivienne declared: “If you think I’ve gone through all these challenges to go home without a crown you can p**s right off.”

The final challenge of the series was an all-singing, all-dancing performance of RuPaul’s track, Rocket To The Moon.

They each composed a solo verse, and learnt a demanding choreography routine from Strictly Come Dancing ’s AJ Pritchard and his brother Curtis, who appeared on Love Island this year.

The winner of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK, The Vivienne
Judges Graham Norton, Michelle Visage, RuPaul and Alan Carr

As usual, Ru and Strictly Come Dancing star Michelle Visage had an emotional chat with the queens about their journey through the show on their podcast.

Baga opened up on her troubled relationship with her mother which had been scrutinized after she gave her a drag makeover on last week's episode.

Divina discussed her insecurities which had plagued her throughout the series, leading to a bust-up with Vivienne, who questioned her drag skills.

The Vivienne with her crown

Meanwhile Vivienne talked about turning her life around after years of substance abuse.

Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, Graham Norton and the eliminated queens all returned as the finalists took to the runway one last time, where the category was Final Three Eleganza Extravaganza.

Each of the three finalists was asked to take a moment to look back over the series, and they all gave touching advice to their younger selves.

The final three queens wrote and performed a verse and choreography

Baga Chipz said: “You’re going to have some hard times in life, you’re going to be hurt, you’re going to be heart broken.

"But yeh it’s going to get better, you’re going to have an amazing life, you’re going to meet a gender illusionist called RuPaul and she’s going to give you loads of advice that it’s ok to show emotion, it’s ok to let people know how you’re feeling, you don’t have to keep on being funny and you don’t have to keep making jokes to survive.

"Just cut down on the fags and cut down on the gin because you’re going to get a bit of a gut and a bit of a double chin. You’re a good person deep down and I love me. Thank you.”

Final three Divina De Campo, The Vivienne and Baga Chipz

Divina De Campo said: “Not everything is your fault, and you can’t carry everyone else’s problems on your shoulders. You can only do you. So chill out, have a nice time and don’t worry about it.

"Life’s not always roses, right now it’s not great but look to where you want to go and that’s what I would say to three-year old Owen.”

The Vivienne said: “You’re going to grow up with the most amazing family and the most amazing mum. And then you’re going to see the lights of the big city and you’re going to make some wrong decisions.

The three queens received their final critique from the judges

"Just try and say no because in a few years’ time it’s going to get you in a lot of trouble with your health and your friends and your home life.

"So just try and stay away from that. But you’re going to be doing what you love to do and that is just going to be such a hell of a ride because you’re going to end up on Drag Race with all these amazing people; and that is better than anything than anyone could ever give you.”

They also gave a final plea to be crowned the show's winner.

AJ and Curtis Pritchard trained the queens for their dance routine

Baga Chipz said: “Oh god, I think these two deserve it way more than me. They’re amazing, and they’re just brilliant.

"And I’m just happy I’m top three, like that’s just the best ever. So I’ve got a medal, I’m at the Olympics of drag, and I’m honoured so anything that happens from now… I've already won.”

Divina De Campo said: “This is really difficult for me to talk about why I’m good at anything, but I’m going to give it a go! I have been consistently good throughout the competition at points I’ve been absolutely incredible.

"There is still so much for me to learn but for ten years I’ve been developing all of those skills you know; choreography, stagecraft, editing, writing scripts, doing TV work, learning about the industry.

"I don’t feel any of us deserve it more than anybody else but I think if I was crowned you would get somebody who was going to bring a kindness and a softness to what can be quite a hard art-form.”

The Vivienne said: “Well I think time after time, I’ve shown you from challenge to challenge, from runway to runway that I am a strong queen, a hell of an entertainer, and a really funny person. But apart from that skill set I really think I bring a humbleness, relatability and likeability to this craft.

The eliminated queens returned for a reunion

"I think being an amazing performer is great but I just think being able to relate to someone who is a bit common is just so much more endearing than having all the skills under the world.

"I haven’t got all the skills under the world, but what I have got is the tools to make someone feel at ease with themselves.

And I eat sleep and breathe drag, it’s what I do, it’s what I love to do more than anything else and that’s why I should be the UK’s first drag race superstar.”

Judges Graham Norton, Michelle Visage, RuPaul and Alan Carr

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The judges Ru Paul, Michelle, Alan Carr and Graham Norton deliberated, and chose The Vivienne and Divina De Campo to perform in the final lip synch together to I'm Your Man by Wham!.

The Vivienne was crowned the winner, taking home a crown and sceptre plus an all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood to create her own digital series with the producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

A second series of the show has already been comissioned.