Award-winning truth TELEVISION competitors RuPaul’s Drag Race will get here in the UK next year.
A brand-new eight-part series will be readily available on BBC Three in 2019, including regional drag artists.
Series developer RuPaul Charles states he will “commemorate the enormous charm, individuality, nerve and skill of the Queen’s queens.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will ultimately crown one drag star the ‘Queen of Great Britain’.
Since it introduced in 2009, the United States variation of RuPaul Drag Race has actually brought in worldwide audiences with its mix of talent-show drama and all-star celeb visitors – consisting of Lady Gaga and Khloe Kardashian.
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Like the United States variation, 10 candidates will contend in a variety of private and group difficulties, culminating in a weekly “Maxi Challenge” that may include an efficiency, an image shoot or a runway walk-off.
The drag artists will be slowly trimmed – asked to “Sashay Away” – till one is left standing as the champ.
Actress and vocalist Michelle Visage, who judges the United States variation of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has actually verified on Twitter that she will go back to the function in the UK program.
“I am beyond thrilled to commemorate the huge charm, individuality, nerve and skill of the Queen’s queens,” stated developer Rupaul Charles.
“And prior to anybody asks, yes, we would be enjoyed have Meghan Markle join us, as we are currently preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway obstacle.”
A worldwide phenomenon
From specific niche starts to traditional pop culture, RuPaul’s Drag Race has actually barrelled into the general public awareness with its special take on the skill program format.
The program began life on the LGBT network Logo TELEVISION, however has actually grown to be relayed in 193 nations, varying from Finland to Mexico. Its series 10 United States best reached audiences of near to one million.
The program has actually likewise been chosen in the United States for a record-breaking 12 Emmys in 2018.
“It’s terrific to see that RuPaul is bringing Drag Race to the UK,” Kim Sanders, head of media engagement at Stonewall UK informed BBC News.
“We’re constantly eager to see more representation and event of the LGBT neighborhood on screen and we can’t wait to see the UK Queens make their quote for the crown.”
Damian Kavanagh, controller for BBC Three, stated: “Needless to state, we’re happy that BBC Three will be the house of a brand-new UK variation of Drag Race.”
“It is among the greatest home entertainment titles on the planet and anticipation levels for a UK variation have actually been at feverish levels. With heart, humour and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to an entire brand-new level.”