Now Reading
The 16 guest judges we’d love to see on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The 16 guest judges we’d love to see on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Drag Race queens with Jade Thirlwall

RuPaul just announced a UK version of Drag Race, coming to BBC3 in 2019.

So we can’t help but think about who the best guest judges would be to make us Brits proud.

If we could fulfil our wildest guest judge fantasies, these would be our pick – in no particular order:

Naomi Campbell

This international supermodel has already appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race… sort of. Naomi Smalls took her name from Campbell, then Shea Couleé played her in the snatch game. It’s about time she guest judged the show!

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell. | Photo: Renan Katayama / Flickr

Graham Norton

Graham Norton has already judged an episode of All Stars 2 and he was absolutely hilarious! The Irish talk show host is hugely popular among UK audiences.

Graham Norton
Graham Norton | Photo: The Graham Norton Show

Judi Dench

Remember when Dame Judi Dench sent in a congratulatory message during season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race? We do and we just know she’s itching to be a judge on Drag Race. And she’d be incredible too!

Rebecca ‘Cock Destroyers’ More

Adult film star Rebecca More rose to fame online last month for her explicit adult content. Her video calling herself a ‘cock destroyer’ soon became a viral meme among LGBTI audiences.

She’s fun, friendly and super sex-positive.

Rebecca More
Rebecca More. | Photo: Instagram


South London pop star MNEK (Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike) knows a thing or two about showbiz. He’s previously written hits for Beyonce, Kylie and Madonna, as well as his own debut album Language.

He could take us to Paradise on the judging panel any day!

MNEK (Photo: @mnek | Instagram)

Mel B

This list would not be complete without a Spice Girl and Mel B is the perfect choice. She’s previously been a judge on X Factor UK, America’s Got Talent, The Voice Kids Australia and Australia’s Got Talent.

Try to name a more qualified judge.

Mel B also exclusively told us she’d be open to a relationship with a woman again.

The Spice Girls | Photo: Modest! Management and XIX Entertainment
The Spice Girls | Photo: Modest! Management and XIX Entertainment

Jameela Jamil

Model, presenter and actress Jameela Jamil would be incredible as a judge on Drag Race. She’s a strong campaigner for feminism, body positivity and realistic representation of women in the media.

Kristen Bell and Jameela Jamil in a scene of The Good Place.
Kristen Bell and Jameela Jamil in a scene of The Good Place. | Photo: NBC

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix actually did a music video featuring Drag Race queens Alaska, Courtney Act, and Willam.

But Jade herself is a self-confessed super fan of drag. She even hosted a drag queen-themed birthday party.

Alaska, Courtney Act, and Willam joined Little Mix for their new music video
Alaska, Courtney Act, and Willam joined Little Mix for their new music video

Munroe Bergdorf

British model and activist Monroe Bergdorf knows a thing or two about makeup as a contributing Beauty Editor of Dazed magazine.

Maybe she could help influence RuPaul to be more trans-inclusive?

Model Munroe Bergdorf at Trans Pride
Photo: Fox Fisher

Gemma Collins

The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins would be a hilarious addition to the show. She has amazing one liners from previous appearances on Celebrity Big Brother, as well as I’m A Celebrity.

Imagine the GC among the glitz and glamor of fierce drag queens.

Gemma Collins in the new Orange Is The New Black teaser
Gemma Collins in the new Orange Is The New Black teaser (Photo: Netflix)

Andrew Garfield

Young actor Andrew Garfield is a self-confessed fanatic of Drag Race. He came out as a Miss Vanjie fan earlier this year. With his prior knowledge of the show, he’d be perfect.

Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield. | Photo: El Hormiguero / Flickr

Gemma Chan

Actress Gemma Chan is best known for her recent role as Astrid in Crazy Rich Asians, but she’s been in a whole host of shows (including Doctor Who and Fantastic Beasts). She’s beloved among British audiences.

Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan. | Photo: Instagram

Thandie Newton

Forget Breastworld (the Westworld-inspired episode of Drag Race), British actress Thandie Newton stole the leading spotlight on HBO’s Westworld for her portrayal of sentient host Maeve.

Winner of a Primetime Emmy Award for her character arc in the 2016 remake, Newton knows what it takes to snatch a crown. She’s a badass.

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton | Photo: Wikimedia/Gage Skidmore

Freema Agyeman

The British public fell in love with Freema Agyeman when she starred as Martha Jones in Doctor Who. She then went on to appear as Amanita Caplan, girlfriend of Sense8 trans character Nomi Marks.

Jamie Clayton with Freema Agyeman, who played her girlfriend Amanita on the show. | Photo: Netflix

Harry Styles

This former One Direction band member would be an incredible addition to the RuPaul’s Drag Race panel. He’s fun, quirky and always up for a laugh.

Harry Styles at the San Jose concert
Styles at the concert in San Jose | Photo: Twitter @takehismedicine

Kylie Minogue

It’s a travesty Kylie’s not already been on the judging panel for the American version of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Although she hails from Down Under, she lives in the UK and is hugely popular among LGBTI audiences here.

A close-up of singer Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue will perform at NYC Pride Island on Sunday | Photo: Dancing video YouTube

Bonus: Prince Harry

He’s gorgeous, down to Earth, cheeky and charming – what could be more fun than watching a young prince among a sea of queens?

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in 2017
Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in 2017. | Photo: Department of Defense | CC-by-2.0

You may also like:

Here is the official sickening cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4

Homer and Marge get drag makeovers in RuPaul episode of The Simpsons

RuPaul’s Drag Race is going to have its first ever holiday special in December