“People of the United Kingdom, your queen has arrived!”
The first teaser trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is here!
A voiceover from Mama Ru introduces fans to the sickening, British-themed werkroom. “People of the United Kingdom, your queen has arrived!” she says. “It’s time to show off the finest charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent in all the land.
“So god save the queens, because they’re all going to need all the help they can get!”
This October, ten sickening queens (who are yet to be confirmed) will sashay down the runway and compete for the title of Britain’s Next Drag Superstar for eight spectacular episodes on BBC Three.
“Oh my goodness, when they see this show, they are going to flip. And I predict that we will be doing this English edition of Drag Race for many years to come,” RuPaul said of the show’s future.
“I think also, audiences around the world are going to start to require the English version, because it’s different, it’s the same but it’s different. There’s a different tone.”
RuPaul will return as host and main judge alongside best squirrel friend Michelle Visage, as well as newcomers Alan Carr and Graham Norton, who will rotate every episode like Ross Matthews and Carsson Kressley on the American original.
It will feature a star-studded line-up of celebrity guests such as Lorraine Kelly, Stacey Dooley, Cheryl, Maisie Williams, Geri Halliwell, Andrew Garfield, Michaela Coel, Jade Thirwall, Twiggy, MNEK, Curtis Pritchard and AJ Pritchard.