“Ya’ll ready to make Drag Race HERstory?”
BBC Three have unveiled a second trailer for Drag Race UK and honey honey honey, it looks sickening, gag-worthy, stun and all the other Drag Race-related adjectives that we can’t seem to muster up right now…
The trailer shows the queens in their entrance lewks, provides a preview of the challenges ahead and teases the debut of guest judges such as Cheryl and Maisie Williams, the latter of which critiques a contestant’s “terrifying” lewk – watch below.
The queens competing for the title of the UK’s First Drag Superstar are as follows: Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Crystal, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Scaredy Kat, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes and The Vivienne.
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.
Explaining what makes the new version different from the US original, Michelle Visage told us: “The kids are all from the UK and the talent and the things that we do are very British, we’re not there to make it American, otherwise we’d do it in America.
“It’s very American to do the looks, but very British to put performance first, and I celebrate that, being an old school girl myself. I’m really excited for the world to see what they have to offer.
“I think it’s going to be huge and I’m telling you, this show is going to be on for years.”
Drag Race UK premieres 3 October on BBC Three – read our exclusive interviews with all ten fierce queens here.