Will Alyssa Edwards sashay into the Drag Race werkroom once again?
We recently spoke with the legendary performer and asked if she’d consider ruturning to the franchise for the inevitable UK vs US spin-off, to which she responded with excitement: “Oh my gosh, absolutely! Why not? I wouldn’t need to think twice.
“It was such a fun experience for me, especially the second time around. Then, having the opportunity to go back as a choreographer a couple times… It’s so fun, and drag is fun. It would be interesting.
“I’m looking at drag and we’re all celebrating the same thing. We’re all celebrating the artistry. We just have different angles and point of views and look, that’s what diversity is all about. It makes the world go round! So absolutely. Sign me up!”
Earlier this year, we asked several Drag Race icons if they would appear on the potential spin-off. Blair St. Clair, Derrick Barry, Ginger Minj, Tatianna and Trinity The Tuck said yes, while Latrice Royale and Trixie Mattel said they are “done” with competing.
When we proposed the idea to Michelle Visage in her first interview for the Drag Race UK, she told us: “That would be really fun, our queens verses the queens that are on Drag Race UK. It could be really interesting, the aesthetic wars.”
Drag Race UK runner-up Divina De Campo later expressed interest after season five winner Jinkx Monsoon wrote on Twitter: “Just dreamt about Drag Race: US vs UK. If it happens, I’m in.” Divina replied: “Same.”
Considering we’ve had four seasons of All Stars (with a fifth on the way), a Christmas special, Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race UK and an upcoming Canadian spin-off, a UK vs US season seems like a real possibility.
However, we will need a few more seasons of the UK show to warrant said spin-off. But have no fear squirrel friends, it looks like there will be plenty more seasons in the future because it’s been renewed for a second season by World of Wonder.
“I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK,” RuPaul said in a statement. This season’s queens proved that Britain’s got charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent and I want to see more!”
Kate Phillips, who works for BBC’s entertainment strategy, said the response to the UK series has been “nothing short of dragulous” and that viewers “have really taken the show and the amazing queens to their hearts”.
She added: “I’m delighted that Ru and the gang are going to shantay stay. Let the search for the next group of queens begin!”
We recently compiled a list of the 10 queens we want to see on season two – gag on their eleganza here.
All eight episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK are available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.