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RuPaul announces first ever UK version of Drag Race

RuPaul announces first ever UK version of Drag Race

RuPaul on RuPaul’s Drag Race | Photo: VH1

RuPaul took to Twitter today (5 December) to announce the UK is getting its first ever version of Drag Race.

She tweeted: ‘UK version of #DragRace is airing on BBC Three next year,’ confirming he’s going to be a judge.

Then Michelle Visage chimed in and confirmed she will also be a regular judge on the hit-reality show.

‘I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens,’ RuPaul told The Sun.

‘And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge,’ she said.

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RuPaul | All photos: GuRu

The UK version of Drag Race is going to be an eight-part series and producers are looking for ‘home grown’ talent to be contestants.

A source said filming is likely to take place in London and there’ll be a ‘huge budget’ for costumes and production.

World of Wonder announced more information about it will drop within the next 24 hours.

Drag Race crossover

RuPaul’s Drag Race is getting more and more exposure recently with a drag-inspired Simpsons episode featuring RuPaul herself. It also featured season season three winner Raja.

Titled Werking Mom, the episode also featured both Marge and Homer in full drag looks.

In the episode, Marge wants to sell tupperware to make some extra money. Her friend Julio gives her a drag makeover and then hosts a tupperware party with all of his gay friends in her honor.

The friends mistake Marge for a drag queen.

During her tupperware sales pitch, Marge says: ‘Alright boys – lets put tops on bottoms!’

RuPaul plays a character similar to herself called Queen Shante. In one scene, Marge walks the runway then opens Courtney Act-inspired wings on stage.

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