The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Visage will be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, joining previously announced host, RuPaul.
RuPaul’s close friend appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2015
Visage has judged eight seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and four seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars in the US, so is an old hand when it comes to the format. As well as being RuPaul’s right-hand woman on the drag-talent series, she has also worked with him on various other projects, including their successful What’s The Tee podcast and The RuPaul Show.
“We’ve been working tirelessly to bring the magic of RuPaul’s Drag Race to my favourite city in the world: London! I know the UK has a wealth of talent to offer and I’m thrilled beyond belief to see these queens battle it out on the main stage, UK-style! GOD SAVE THE QUEENS!” – Michelle Visage
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will search for the best and brightest drag queens that the UK has to offer. A series of challenges will test the queens’ comedy, modelling, and acting skills, with contestants being whittled down until host RuPaul crowns the UK’s Next Drag Superstar.
“Michelle has worked tirelessly to help bring Drag Race to the UK – we are grateful she is part of our family. She is a quadruple threat: she sings, she dances, she acts, and boy, can she judge! Queens beware!” – Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World Of Wonder co-founders and Emmy Award-winning Executive Producers
The beeb announced that it was working with World of Wonder on a UK adaptation of the show in December 2018. Eight hour-long episodes will be produced for BBC Three.