“Which one of you lot has robbed my facekini?!”
BBC have unveiled the first official trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, and like we said in the headline, it’s bonkers.
The ten sickening competitors calmly enjoy cocktails before RuPaul chimes in and announces: “Hello, hello, hello! It’s Mama Ru here in search of the UK’s very first Drag Race superstar. Prepare for the ride of your life!”
The old-fashioned room then turns into a queer modern disco-themed partay, where the contestants vogue, hump the counter, fly and death drop. If it’s an indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a hell of a season.
Watch the gag-worthy preview 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.”