The beeb have announced that Graham Norton and Alan Carr are to join RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the judging panel for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Graham has already been a guest judge stateside on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars whist Alan is a long-time fan of RuPaul, who was once a guest on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man.
“Becoming part of the drag race family makes me ridiculously happy! I can’t wait to see what the UK drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!!!” – Graham Norton
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will showcase the UK’s best drag queens with a series of challenges testing the queens’ comedy, modelling, and acting skills. One contestant will be eliminated each week and asked to “Sashay Away”.
“Wow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favourite shows EVER is a dream come true. I can’t wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store – it’s going to be sickening! *does death drop*” – Alan Carr
Graham and Alan will appear as resident judges on a rotational basis, as each week they join RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a celebrity guest judge. For the grand finale, the funnymen will both appear on the judging panel to assist host RuPaul in crowning the UK’s Next Drag Superstar.
“I was both shocked and delighted when Graham and Alan told me they’d be wearing tucking panties when sitting at the judges’ table. I told them it was not necessary, but they insisted. Now that’s what I call dedication!” – RuPaul
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.