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RuPaul’s Drag Race Is Coming To The UK And TV Bosses Are Looking For Homegrown Queens To Enter The ‘Werk Room’

By Laura O'Neill

BBC bosses are looking for homegrown queens to take part

It’s a Christmas miracle! Drag Race is finally coming to the UK. The Sun has reported that RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will be shown on BBC Three next year and TV bosses are inviting homegrown drag queens to take part.

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Creator RuPaul Charles told The Sun:

“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.”

Nor further information has been revealed, but a TV source told The Sun:

“This is a massive coup for the Beeb as lots of other UK channels wanted this show. It will follow the exact same format as the American version with British twists and some famous guests.

“It will be filmed in London and casting directors will be searching for the best drag artists Britain has to offer – there’ll be a huge budget for costumes and production and bosses are hoping that a star is born. It’s really exciting for everyone involved and is expected to draw a lot of new fans to the franchise.


“RuPaul has a cult following so it’s massive news.”

Photo: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Regular judge Michelle Visage has also confirmed she will be part of the series via Twitter. The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant said:

“Guys. Yes. Of COURSE I am a judge…I am THE judge!!”