The release date of the highly anticipated Drag Race UK vs the World has finally been confirmed by the BBC.
The series will see queens from Drag Race UK go up against some of the best performers from other global editions of the franchise, including the original US version as well as Canada’s.
It was filmed in London and will feature the UK lineup of RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr.
The show will also include some very special guests as the franchise looks to crown its very first Global Drag Race Superstar.
The cast will be announced soon, but if you just can’t wait to see who is competing then click here for the rumoured queens set to sashay down the runway this time around.
In an announcement on 11 January, the BBC confirmed that Drag Race UK vs the World will premiere on 1 February “as part of the launch night extravaganza” celebrating BBC Three’s return to TV.
Drag Race has launched numerous international versions of the shows in recent years, including Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race Holland, Drag Race Down Under and Drag Race España.
It was also recently implied that a fourth season of the UK series is likely coming to our screens sometime in 2022, as the BBC opened applications for hopeful queens wanting to compete.
In a clip shared to the BBC Three Twitter account last year, RuPaul announced that casting was “now underway” and encouraged people to apply.
“If you think you got what it takes to be the UK’s next drag superstar,” the Drag Race host said, “well, I want to hear from you.”
Queens wanting to try out for the show had a deadline of 10 November 2021 to register their interest.
Drag Race UK vs the World will air on BBC Three in the UK and WOW Presents Plus in other territories.
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (@dragraceukbbc) January 11, 2022