Michelle Visage will join the judging panel for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK!

After years of speculation and promises, a UK version of American reality competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race was finally confirmed for BBC Three at the end of last year, although the finer details are still being kept under lock and key.

And while we never doubted that Michelle would join Mama Ru on the judging panel – after all, she’s made no secret of her love for the UK – it’s great to have confirmation that she’ll be gracing our screens later this year.

“We’ve been working tirelessly to bring the magic of RuPaul’s Drag Race to my favourite city in the world: LONDON!” said Visage.

“I KNOW the UK has a wealth of talent to offer and I’m thrilled beyond belief to see these queens battle it out on the main stage, UK style! GOD SAVE THE QUEENS!”

With eight seasons of Drag Race and four seasons of All Stars under her belt, the show just wouldn’t be the same without Michelle!

As far as guest judges go, there’s no word yet, but when we spoke to Michelle last year she told us that her dream celeb appearances would be Ab Fab duo Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

We do know that when the werk room arrives on British shores it will be for an eight episode season, with each episode being 60 minutes long. You can find out everything we know about the new season here.

And if your knowledge of UK queens isn’t quite up to scratch, we’ve rounded up 14 of the best that we want to see on Drag Race UK here.