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05th Dec 2018

A UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to BBC Three

Jean-Emile Jammine

The hit US tv show is crossing the pond and will feature British drag queens tearing up the runway

RuPaul is arriving next year to the UK for the very first time, now with an all-star British based cast of judges and runway models.

The show will air on BBC Three and is set to follow the same outrageous themes which have made it so popular in America.

Posting on Twitter, BBC Three wrote: “Start your engines, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is coming soon to BBC Three.”

For those unaware, the show format is simple: It’s a reality TV show where a bunch of drag queens compete to show off their C.U.N.T.: charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.

Contestants then compete in a series of challenges and runway shows, where they are eliminated one-by-one until the last drag superstar is left standing.

The hugely popular US show has already reached its tenth season, becoming one of the highest rated shows in America.

Former guest judge spots have included the likes of Lady Gaga and Khloe Kardashian, so don’t be surprised to see the glitz and glam of the UK show up at the races.

And it looks like the organisers have royalty in their sights already, with a certain duchess being touted for one of the rolls. Speaking to The Sun, RuPaul said: “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens. And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.”

There will be interpersonal dramas, exaggerated to the point of absurdity, impossibly elaborate homemade costumes, and emotional conversations about what it means to be queer in modern Britain.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has run for ten seasons and counting since launching in 2009.