RuPaul's Drag Race UK Versus The World

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.

Guest judges announced for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World

(L-R) Jonathan Bailey, Jade Thirlwall, Clara Amfo, Melanie C, Michelle Keegan and Daisy May Cooper (credit: BBC)

The series will see nine renowned queens from across the world compete in an international Drag Race extravaganza for the ultimate title of becoming a global Drag Race superstar.

The celebrities joining the main judging panel of Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton will be Little Mix’s Jade Thirwall, Spice Girl Melanie C, award-winning actress Michelle Keegan (Our Girl), This Country star and comedian Daisy May Cooper, Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, and BBC Radio 1 and BBC Three presenter Clara Amfo.