After tons of rumors emerged earlier this year, World of Wonder and the BBC announced Drag Race: UK Versus the World. The show will be the first of its kind, pinning nine queens across the US, UK, and other various international spin-offs of the franchise.
Each drag artist is competing for the crown and title of ultimate Drag Race Superstar.
RuPaul will host the series from the UK. Joining the legendary drag host on the judging panel is veteran Drag Race panelist Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, and Alan Carr, as well as an amazing lineup of celebrity guest judges.
The news has already sparked a number of great suggestions for potential contestants from fans across the world.
if Tia Kofi isn't on Drag Race UK versus The World, you can keep it.— Jake Giles (@jakegilesmusic) December 21, 2021
Rupaul's Drag Race: UK versus The World is HAPPENING!— zeno 🎀 (@zenopangilinan) December 22, 2021
hoping to see any of these talented UK queens:
Divina De Campo
Bimini Bon Boulash
no season 3 queens, 'coz it's too early, IMO#RupaulsDragRace#DragRace#DragRaceUK
While an exact premiere date is yet to be announced, it was confirmed that the show will serve as the “centerpiece” of the launch of the rebooted BBC Three channel, which is set to go live in early February.
“Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr, and a sparkling array of superstar guest judges will join RuPaul to help him decide,” says the BBC show synopsis. “Who will be queen of the world and named the first Global Drag Race Superstar?! Let the battle commence.”
Yes, it's real, and it's gonna blow your mothatuckin' mind. @RuPaul's #DragRaceUK vs. The World premieres early next year on @wowpresentsplus worldwide (ex. UK and Canada) and @bbcthree in the UK 💋https://t.co/NcdkQe3QnB— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) December 21, 2021
For now, fans of the cult drag competition series will have season 14 content to hold them over.
The new season of the American series has sparked some controversy as it will be the first in the franchise to include a cis, straight man, Maddy Morphosis.
‘Drag Race: UK Versus the World’ joins a growing list of franchise spin-offs, including popular shows hosted in Thailand, Italy, Canada, Australia, Holland, and Spain.
Which fabulous queens do you hope to see in this new international series? Let us know below in the comments.