The date for the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season five cast announcement has been ruvealed.
On 30 August, BBC Three’s social media confirmed the new season alongside a fierce new promo photo of RuPaul.
The channel also revealed an insane line-up of guest judges, which are as follows: Aisling Bea, Alexandra Burke, Cush Jumbo, Daphne Guinness, Joel Dommett, Kristen McMenamy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Suranne Jones and Yasmin Finney.
Additional celeb cameos will include Edward Enninful OBE, Carol Vorderman, Karen Hauer and Claudimar Neto.
While a premiere has yet to be announced, BBC Three announced on 5 September that the cast will be ru-vealed on Monday 11 September (!).
Drag is like a box of chocolates… 🍫
You never know what a new season could bring! 👀
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) September 5, 2023
Drag Race UK will continue to air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer and Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton return as members of the judging panel alongside RuPaul.
Season four premiered in September 2022 and saw Danny Beard conquer over queens such as Cheddar Gorgeous, Black Peppa, Jonbers Blonde and Pixie Polite for the title of ‘UK’s Next Drag Superstar’.
Danny also made herstory as the franchise’s first-ever bearded champion.
Following her coronation, she told GAY TIMES that she wants Drag Race UK to open its doors to “more diverse drag”: “There’s so many different kinds of drag. It’s not just about gay men in dresses, and it shouldn’t be.
“Drag is about being anything you wanna be. It should be open to anyone.”
While we patiently wait for more season five news, revisit our ranking of all seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race so far (with RuPaul on hosting duties!).