The future of Drag Race UK is sounding bright already.
We haven’t even seen the first season of the British version of the hit American competition show yet, but Mama Ru is already hedging her bets on more seasons heading our way in the coming years.
In the latest episode of RuPaul and Michelle Visage’s podcast What’s The Tee? the two icons discuss all things London, including their time in the big city to film Drag Race UK, which Michelle promised fans will be “thrilled” with.
“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 teased 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.
“Although the American one obviously is the original and the best there is, it’s got a different charm to it, and I think people are going to fucking love it.”
RuPaul also offered an insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of the show, praising the production crew and joking that the British version ran “so smoothly” in comparison to the American version.
“What was really weird is that the people behind the scenes, it ran so smoothly. I don’t know what was different about it, I don’t know what that means, but I wanted to get to the bottom of it, as to why it ran so smoothly,” she said.
“By law we were required to take two tea breaks, and a lunch break, and we were still done when the sun was up. And we started late! Because I wasn’t even in the makeup chair until 8 o’clock on the mornings.”
Listen to the new episode of What’s The Tee? below.
It was recently reported that Cheryl will join RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the judging panel as a special guest judge, as well as British comedians Alan Carr and Graham Norton, who will rotate every episode like Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley.
The highly-anticipated British spin-off will debut on BBC Three later this year and will run for eight episodes. It wil reportedly have ten queens – none of which have been confirmed so far.
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…