DRAG RACE UK: CELEBRITY JUDGES AND GUESTS REVEALED AHEAD OF FOURTH SERIES
The star pulling power of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK continues as a stellar list of celebrity names set to join RuPaul for glitz, glamour and fun is announced.
Judge supremo and global Drag icon, RuPaul, will return to BBC Three imminently along with a brand new set of fabulous drag queens all competing for the coveted title of UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.
Each week, the queens face challenges that test their drag skills to the max and joining RuPaul on the judging panel are his trusty Drag Race UK sidekicks, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, Graham Norton and a host of extra-special celebrity friends.
The celebrity guest judges are: Actress and activist Dame Joanna Lumley; TV presenter Alison Hammond; Actress Hannah Waddingham; Singer-songwriter Boy George; Iconic fashion model and celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale...
Plus: Spice Girls member Mel B; Model, presenter and influencer Leomie Anderson; Singer and actor Olly Alexander and Singer-songwriter FKA twigs.
One of Drag Race’s toughest and iconic challenges, Snatch Game gets a strictly sparkly twist as Tess Daly and AJ Odudu offer up their best blankety blanks.
Comedian and actress, Aisling Bea drops by to bring some comedy to the competition.
Writing unique, charismatic and tuneful song lyrics are a must-have skill for all Drag Race queens and so legendary singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis stops by the Werk Room to give the queens a song writing master class.
Strictly 2021 champion dancer and choreographer, Giovanni Pernice, takes no prisoners as he puts the queens through their paces preparing them for an all singing and all dancing challenge.
Dame Joanna Lumley says: "It thrills me to be a part of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. The show is astounding at every level, and I loved it from the very start. RuPaul is the definition of what it is to be fabulous, and the show is packed with mad creativity, humour, and drop-dead glamour.”
Alison Hammond says: “I can’t wait to join Ru and the judges on the main stage! I love Drag Race UK because the queens are extra and fabulous, just like me!”
Hannah Waddingham says: “I’m ecstatic to be joining the Drag Race UK panel as a guest judge. Drag Race is all about passion, dedication and LOVE for their craft. Big kiss, Waddingham out.”
Boy George says: “Drag Race is such a phenomena and it has unleashed intense creativity and debate. RuPaul has made the concept of drag into a household name! I’m part of the drag daisy chain. Every nice drag queen is my sister and the rest are second cousins! It was a lot of fun being part of the show!”
Mel B says: “I love the outfits and the performances. I love it when things go right and even more when things go wrong! But to me, the big moments are when the queens are praised and you can see that they really embrace what Ru says. I’m sooo excited to be a part of it all and see what spice they bring to the runway!”
Olly Alexander says: “Drag Race has had a big impact on my life so it was pretty mind blowing to be part of the judging panel this series. It felt like a real privilege to be a part of this show and support such amazing talent here in the UK. I had so much fun and I can’t wait for the world to meet the queens, they were great!”
AJ Odudu says: “I love the glitz, the glamour, the transformation and the tucks! I’m honoured to be a part of the Drag Race magic!”
Tess Daly says: “What is there not to love about Drag Race UK? The hair, the make up, the glamour, the costumes, the lip synching, Ru, Michelle - I love you forever. I love it all.”
Transmission details for the fourth series will be revealed in due course.