Chaps, start your engines…
After years of speculation and promises, a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally been confirmed.
The cultural phenomenon to find America’s Next Drag Superstar will be opening up its workroom in Britain to start the royal line of British drag queens.
RuPaul will be heading over to the UK to host the series, and we will bet our last fiver that Michelle Visage will also be sitting at that judges desk too.
.@RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is coming soon to BBC Three.
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) December 5, 2018
“I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens,” RuPaul said.
“And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three in 2019.
“This is a massive coup for the Beeb as lots of other UK channels wanted this show,” an insider told The Sun.
“It will follow the exact same format as the American version with British twists and some famous guests.
“It’s really exciting for everyone involved and is expected to draw a lot of new fans to the franchise.”
This is the first time a series of Drag Race will have been created outside of the US with RuPaul as the host.
Earlier this year, Thailand aired its first local series of the competition.
But until we can see British queens spilling English Breakfast Tea on screen, we have a few series of the original edition to enjoy.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular will air this weekend, crowning the show’s first ever Christmas Queen.
A week later, Drag Race All Stars 4 will see some of the show’s most famous faces compete for the crown once again.
And then in the new year we’ll have the 11th season of the US version. Halleloo.