Drag Race UK has not even had its first season yet, but it’s set to be what fans are wanting.
RuPaul and Michelle Visage were recently in London for a month filming the BBC Three version of the show.
On the latest episode of their podcast, What’s the Tee?, they talked about the show.
‘I think people are going to be thrilled,’ Michelle said.
‘When [the fans] see this show, they are going to flip,’ Ru also said.
‘I predict we will be doing this English edition of Drag Race for many years to come.’
Drag Race UK has a ‘different tone’ to the US version
Michelle said she believes Drag Race UK has a ‘different tone’ to the US version. She said it has an ‘Englishness, a Britishness about it’.
‘It has a charm the American one doesn’t have,’ she also said.
‘I think people are going to fucking love it.’
The show will arrive on BBC Three in 2019.
The show will feature British drag queens in an eight-part series.
RuPaul previously said he can’t wait to ‘celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.’
Drag needs a ‘boost’
He also teased the show on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
‘[Drag] is a long held tradition in England,’ RuPaul said.
‘It’s a little snarkier. It’s a little more twist of the phrase.
‘Here [in the US], the kids want to be like their favorite pop stars.
‘In England, it’s a little different.’
In an exclusive interview with Gay Star News, Courtney Act said she believes drag needs a ‘cultural injection’.
They said: ‘Drag Race is huge and popular in the UK, but it’s still a fresh approach to drag.
‘Drag as a culture needs new blood. The UK version is going to be so important for stopping drag becoming stale or predictable.
‘It’s so different here. It can be polished, but some of the most entertaining drag I’ve seen has been roughly presented; the looks, the commentary, the politics.’
Graham Norton and Alan Carr are celebrity judges on Drag Race UK.
They will appear as rotating resident judges each week, joining RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a celebrity guest judge.
For the grand finale, they will both appear on the judging panel.
RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Thursdays at 9/8c on VH1.