Drag legend RuPaul has just landed a daytime TV talk show. It will debut on 10 June on select Fox Television stations in the US.
The eagerly-anticipated show will be titled RuPaul and will initially run for a three-week test period.
RuPaul Charles, now 58, began his famous drag career in the late 80’s and quickly grew to become hugely successful. Since then, as well as his drag performances, he has released books and music and presided over RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The much-loved reality contest has picked up a clutch of awards, including an Emmy in 2018. Season 11 is currently airing, while a British version of the show is also in production. Its host became the first drag act to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year.
New RuPaul chat show
It has been over 20 years since his last talk show, The RuPaul Show, which first aired in 1996 on VH1. It made Charles the first ever openly gay TV host in the US.
There is a great expectation for the new talk show especially as it will be using the long-time producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jill Van Lokeren. If the test run goes, the show is likely to be picked up as an ongoing series.
‘Now more than ever before we need a global voice that will help everyday people navigate this unique time in history’, RuPaul said in a statement, ‘Not only do I want to be a part of that conversation, I want to help facilitate it.’
Watch a teaser for the show below