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There Is Going To Be A British Season Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Next Year

RuPaul will be hosting. Michelle Visage will be a judge. Gentlemen, start your engines.

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After years of speculation, it has been announced that a British version of RuPaul's Drag Race will air in 2019.

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RuPaul will be hosting the eight-episode series next year. The show will be filmed in London, with Michelle Visage joining as judge. The Sun was the first with the news.

Drag Race has been in a hit in the UK for years, with new episodes of the original show dropping the day after being shown in the US. So far there has been no confirmation on whether the new UK series will be aired in the US.

In a statement, 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.” You can enter the competition on this casting website.

What is interesting where Drag Race will be shown: BBC Three, the channel that was moved entirely online in 2016. It's therefore unclear whether the episodes will drop all at once or once a week.

Needless to say, people are very excited.

Honestly if Drag Race UK is filled with young hot Insta queens and there isn't a single ropey old broad from Blackpool with a red feathery wig and blue eye shadow up to her hairline, I shall sue.

If I don’t get to be an Extra Special Guest Judge then I don’t even know what my life has been working towards I’m here and ready @RuPaul @michellevisage https://t.co/1KpGHSIumX

God save the Queen!

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