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RuPaul's Drag Race UK | Series 5 Preview (BBC Three)

Over the next ten weeks a cast of fabulous new drag queens will compete for RuPaul’s seal of approval and the much coveted title of UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar.

In this opening episode, international drag legend RuPaul welcomes the queens into the werk room for the very first time.

Entering one by one, they meet their fellow competitors and of course, they meet RuPaul, who sets them a surprise first challenge: Ru ru-veals that they’re about to be judged on not one, not two, but three looks.

The question remains: who will make the fiercest first impression on Mama Ru and the judging panel? Supermodel Kristen McMenamy joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr to help RuPaul deliberate the fate of the queens. No one wants to be eliminated first!

The reigning champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Danny Beard takes up their winner’s prize and assumes the rightful position of television presenter extraordinaire for the official aftershow of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Each week, following the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Danny commiserates with the sashaying queen of the week and casts a forensic Beardy eye over proceedings, deliberating with drag experts, and generally spilling tea all over the place.

This week, it’s the premiere! There’s much excitement in the air, as Danny prepares to interview the first queen to sashay away from the competition.

Danny also invites their bestie and season four runner up Cheddar Gorgeous to join them in the studio as they debate the lewks, the gags, the tops and the bottoms, the shade, and the runners and riders of the brand new series.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK returns Thursday 28th September at 9pm on BBC Three.


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