“The British are coming, bbs!”
We finally have an update on when we’ll be introduced to the queens of Drag Race UK.
The official Twitter account of DragCon left fans cooped, gooped and gagged when they tweeted earlier this week: “The British are coming, bbs! Ready to meet the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?”
They then revealed that the highly-anticipated cast will head across the pond this September to attend the event and “sip scalding tea with the Queen’s queens”, adding: “Snatch your tickets today!” (You can purchase tickets here.)
Drag Race UK will run for eight episodes and will feature ten queens.
Andrew Garfield, Cheryl, Michaela Coel, Jade Thirwall, Geri Halliwell, Twiggy and Maisie Williams have been announced as guest judges so far. They will join RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr on the panel.
Earlier this year, Mama Ru teased there’ll be many more seasons of the British spin-off heading our way in the coming years.
“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.”
Explaining what makes the new version different from the American original, Michelle added: “There’s an English-ness, a British-ness about it, you can feel it. And I think that’s giving it a different life, and a charm that the American one doesn’t have.”
We recently compiled a list of 14 gag-worthy queens we’d like to see on the UK edition of Drag Race. Check them out here and less us know if you agree with our list…