A new season of the fan favorite spin-off, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is just around the corner!
Last season concluded with Lawrence Chaney, who was the first Scottish contestant to compete, taking home the prize. Chaney defeated the popular Bimini Bon Boulash, Tayce and Ellie Diamond in a fabulous finale that saw her crowned the UK’s next drag superstar.
Although, we haven't gotten any official word about a confirmed cast, rumors have been swirling. Not only do fans claim to have hints about the queens competing but also the star's assisting the judging panel.
Celebrity panels, guest judges and icons...oh my!
Last year viewers were gifted with an amazing set of guest judges. Stars like Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, Elizabeth Hurley, Lorraine Kelly and Dawn French made appearances, ready to critique each of the queens.
But, this year is set to be even better! Rumor has it names like Emma Bunton (AKA Baby Spice), Michelle Keegan and the legendary Sir Elton John will be filling in the guest judge seats.
Staple judge and long time partner in crime Michelle Visage is likely to critique alongside Graham Norton and Alan Carr, who were both judges in the past two seasons.
And the rumored queens to be competing?
After testing positive for COVID-19 during her time on season two, word is Veronica Green is likely to appear on season three after being offered an open invitation to compete again.
Fans of the drag community have kept a close eye on their favorites and their activity online. As a result, the rumours are widespread as to which queen could be competing this season.
This includes Brighton’s own Anibus Finch. This 19-year-old queen is a ‘English-Egyptian drag diva with an amazing voice and comedy chops.
Meanwhile, Newcastle based Choriza May is also a possibility. Hailing from Spain, May describes herself “like the Flamenco Spanish doll you buy for your mum in Tenerife - but the human size.”
Charity Kase is just one of the London queens rumoured to be taking part this year.
Fans also suspect Welsh drag artist Victoria Scone to be debuting an werkroom entrance look too. If this is true, they would become the first-ever cis gender female to ever be cast on RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
When is the new season dropping?
The third installment of the series was originally confirmed in November 2020. Producers of the show sent out a casting call to potential contestants serving charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
More recently, Drag Race UK surprised fans last month via their official Twitter page. The account posted a teaser video that announced the show would be ‘ru-turning’ this fall.
This autumn, release the queens. 👑— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) July 20, 2021
It's official, @BBCThree’s #DragRaceUK is ru-turning this year! pic.twitter.com/5F6TCfQbzU
While the BBC has yet to announce an official release date for the series, the first episodes are expected to air sometime in October.