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Introducing you to three new squirrel friends: Oti Mabuse, Matt Lucas and Kathy Burke.

The third series of RuPaul’s Drag Race returns to BBC Three in September, and the extra special guest judges will join RuPaul alongside Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr as Ru looks for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.

Two-time champion of Strictly Come Dancing, Oti Mabuse brings her Strictly sparkle to the Drag Race runway, lending her extensive dance expertise to the 12 new queens.

Actor, comedian and presenter Matt Lucas brings a playful addition to proceedings as he take up his position on the opening episode.

And finally, actress and comedian Kathy Burke brings her Gimme Gimme Gimme realness to the judging panel.

How did it feel to be on set of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?

Oti: I loved being on the set! It felt surreal - I’ve watched every episode since season 1 in the States, Canada, Down Under and I was excited to be on the UK one and meet the queens and work with them.

Matt: It was on my bucket list to be on the show, but my years of wearing tights are behind me, so I was both relieved and delighted to be asked to be on the panel! I was hugely impressed by the brilliance and invention on the show, and it was one of the most entertaining days I’ve ever had.

Kathy: I’m a big drag race fan, so It was absolutely brilliant to meet RuPaul and Michelle Visage - and I loved the very-kind-to-old- ladies’ lighting.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK returns this September on BBC Three.


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