A British Version Of RuPaul's Drag Race Is Coming To The UK

Start your engines squirrel friends, as a British version of RuPaul's Drag Race is coming to the UK next year.

The series will be the first ever British series of its kind, and will apparently be airing on BBC Three, with RuPaul herself already confirming the news.

RuPaul's Drag Race has an international audience with millions of fans in the UK, so it only seems right that we're finally getting a series of our own.

Producers are now inviting 'homegrown drag queens' to audition and sign up for the series.

Speaking of his new UK version, 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."

Reports suggest that the new eight-part series will follow in the footsteps of the American version by featuring guest celebrity judges, although who they will be remains to be seen.

Credit: VH1
Credit: VH1

However, the series boasts British fans such as Jonathan Ross and Andrew Scott.

The series will consist of eight episodes and star a total of 10 different queens.

An insider 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."

Credit: VH1
Credit: VH1

According to the source, the brand new RuPaul series will be filmed in London but will bring in the best drag artists from all over the country.

They continued: "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."

Halleloo!

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