RuPaul's Drag Race

Hannah Conda, Tia Kofi, and Choriza May: meet the 11 Queens competing in RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World

Hosting duties moved to Canada for 2022’s series, where the main distinction seemed to be that the winner was crowned “Queen of the Motherpucking World.”

Unlike the regular series of Drag Race, the power to make someone ‘sashay away’ is not in RuPaul’s hands. At the end of each challenge, the top two contestants lip-sync for the chance to not only win the episode, but to choose which of the worst performing queens to expel. In previous series, this has knocked out some top performing fan favourites early in the competition.

Line-up announced for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World

Pangina Heals, Jujubee, Jimbo, Cheryl Hole, Blu Hydrangea, Baga Chipz, Mo Heart, Janey Jacke, Lemon (credit: BBC/World of Wonder/Guy Levy)

With the UK as the host nation, the series will see queens from different Drag Race franchises compete in an international arena, showcasing their country’s finest drag with the hopes of becoming Queen of the World. The queens will need to impress RuPaul and the judges, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, Graham Norton and a host of celebrity guest judges, including Clara Amfo, Daisy May Cooper and Jade Thirlwall.

BBC Three: Back at home on linear-TV

In two months’ time, almost six years to the day that BBC Three became a solely internet network in order to save money, the service is returning as a linear channel. Arguably, it’s not a moment too soon. For, along with every other traditional broadcaster, the BBC is grappling with how to attract younger audiences and compete effectively with the streamers.