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'Drag Race UK vs The World' premiere date and celeb judges


Drag Race spinoff, ‘Drag Race UK vs The World.’ Announced in late December, the show gathers nine queens from around the globe for an international drag competition. These contestants are all familiar to the werkroom and will compete for the title of the first Global Drag Race Superstar. 

It turns out, fans will get to catch all the charisma uniqueness, nerve, and talent a bit sooner than they think! This week, the show and BBC Three revealed the series will premiere on February 1, the same day BBC Three returns on-air in the UK. 


All the guest judges set to appear

While RuPaul remains the host, a regular set of judges will appear in each episode of the show. This consists of ‘Drag Race’ veterans Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton. 

However, alongside the panel will be a star-studded lineup of celebrity guest judges. In fact, the show has already confirmed a slew of names set to appear in the first-ever season. 



You can catch Former Coronation Street and Our Girl star Michelle Keegan making a guest appearance. So will Bridgerton heartthrob Jonathan Bailey and Celebrity Big Brother winner Katie Price. 

Mel C follows in the heels of her fellow Spice Girls bandmates and helps critique the queens performances. And Jade Thirlwall is excited to return to the judging panel.

Daisy Mae Cooper from Taskmaster and Never Mind The Buzzcocks is also making an appearance. As will UK media and radio presenter Clara Amfo.

Meanwhile, another Strictly Come Dancing pro, Johannes Rabede will be ready and on hand  to help choreograph the queens for a maxi challenge.

While we are stoked to learn the premiere is right around the corner, we are still waiting to hear any news about official casting. Let us know who you hope to see competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World!

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1 comment

Ya well it’s not fare that Canada is left out of watching this

Joseph Orser

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