RuPaul explains how the attitudes of British drag queens will make Drag Race UK “different”

Sounds like we could see a lot of shade thrown in the Werk Room.

Just in case you somehow missed the announcement, it was revealed at the the start of this month that Drag Race would be setting up shop on our shores next year.

In a video, RuPaul announced: “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.”

Drag Race UK will be airing on BBC Three, with RuPaul hosting and his right-hand woman, Michelle Visage joining him on the judging panel. Applications close on January 11, 2019, and if you’re looking to apply, then just click here.

And even though the show will be following a similar format to its American counterpart, RuPaul emphasised how the British drag queens would make the show different than the American version.

“[Drag] is a long held tradition in England. It’s a little snarkier,” he said. “It’s a little more twist of the phrase.

“Here [in the US], the kids want to be like their favorite pop stars. In England, it’s a little different. I’m going to find out a lot more once I go there.”

RuPaul agreed with host James Corden, when he said that British drag queens were more “acerbic” and “catty.” And RuPaul even asked Corden whether he’d like to be a guest judge on the show.

And speaking about All Stars 4, which is currently airing – you can catch our latest round-up here – RuPaul was asked about how the show was different every series. “We produce the heck out of this show but when you add queens to it it’s a whole other animal into itself,” he said.

“These are people that have danced to the beat of their own drum. It’s always exciting every single time.”

Related: Here’s everything you need to know about RuPaul’s Drag Race UK



Malaysian man wins right to challenge country’s Islamic anti-gay laws in court

Prince Damien celebrates his bisexuality in first music video since coming out

Vinegar Strokes launches #ItCouldBe to highlight anti-Black violence

Polish IKEA manager could face jail after firing homophobic employee

Former EastEnders star says gay storyline was cut because of Section 28

RuPaul crowns Drag Race season 12 winner in genius lockdown finale

Deliveroo and LEON will be delivering LGBTQ children’s books with meals during Pride Month

A track-by-track review of Lady Gaga’s incredible new album Chromatica

Press enter to search