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RuPaul reveals a major way Drag Race UK will be different to the US version

RuPaul reveals a major way Drag Race UK will be different to the US version

RuPaul on RPDR runway

RuPaul has revealed a major way Drag Race UK will be different to the US version.

The star of RuPaul’s Drag Race has also revealed how they are producing the BBC Three spin-off.

Speaking on the Late Late Show with James Corden, Ru said it’s all about the queens.

How will Drag Race UK be different to the US version?


‘[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. I’m going to find out a lot more once I go there.’

RuPaul also said he believes the cast makes the show every single time, and ensures it stays fresh and different.

‘We produce the heck out of this show but when you add queens to it it’s a whole other animal into itself,’ he also said.

‘These are people that have danced to the beat of their own drum. It’s always exciting every single time.’

RuPaul also recruited James Corden to be a guest judge on the UK series.

Airing on the BBC in 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will arrive on BBC Three in 2019.

The new eight-part series 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.’

Damian Kavanagh, controller for BBC Three, said: ‘Needless to say, we’re delighted that BBC Three will be the home of a new UK version of Drag Race.

‘It is also one of the biggest entertainment titles in the world and anticipation levels for a UK version have been at feverish levels.

‘With heart, humor and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to a whole new level.’

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

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