BBC Three announces a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race

BBC Three announces a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race

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Ru Paul (Credit: BBC)
Ru Paul (Credit: BBC)

BBC Three has announced a UK adaptation of the award-winning reality series, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The sparkling talent contest, popular in the US, will see ten Brits take part in challenges against each other and battle it out to avoid the weekly elimination of one participant.

Contestants will have their drag queen skills put to the test in the Maxi Challenge, the headline moment of each show, where they may have to perform, model or walk the runway.

“It is a dream come true to extend our royal family to the United Kingdom with our partners at BBC Three,” Ru Paul commented on the new adaptation.

“I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queen. 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.”

Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three added: “Needless to say, we’re delighted that BBC Three will be the home of a new UK version of Drag Race.

“It is one of the biggest entertainment titles in the world and anticipation levels for a UK version have been at feverish levels. With heart, humour and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to a whole new level.”

The UK adaption is the second international version of the show, following Drag Race Thailand.  

Rupaul's Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three in 2019.

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BBC Three has announced a UK adaptation of the award-winning reality series, RuPaul’s Drag Race.