Drag Race UK Season 3 gets September air date
James R | On 09, Sep 2021
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will officially be back on our screens this September.
TV’s most stylish competition will once again see an array of starry guest judges join RuPaul to preside over a new wave of drag queens all hoping to be crowned the UK’s next Drag Race Superstar. Along with regular judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr will be nine celebrity guests, including Oti Mabuse, Matt Lucas and Kathy Burke, as well as Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock and musician Alesha Dixon.
There will be some special guests helping the queens along the way, too, including the band Steps, choreographer Jay Revell and comedian Charity Shop Sue.
You can see the full line-up of this season’s queens here – and you can see them in action on Thursday 23rd September, when the series will premiere on BBC iPlayer at 7pm. The remaining nine episodes will then premiere at the same time weekly on Thursdays.
Drag Race UK Season 3 unveils guest judges
23rd August 2021
RuPaul’s Drag Race returns to BBC Three in September, and Season 3 will once again see an array of starry guest judges join RuPaul to look for the UK’s next Drag Race Superstar.
Along with regular judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr will be nine celebrity guests, and the first three have now been revealed: Oti Mabuse, Matt Lucas and Kathy Burke.
Two-time champion of Strictly Come Dancing, Oti Mabuse will bring some Strictly sparkle to the Drag Race runway, lending her extensive dance expertise to the 12 new queens. Actor, comedian and presenter Matt Lucas promises a playful addition to proceedings as he takes up his position on the opening episode. And finally, actress and comedian Kathy Burke will bring her Gimme Gimme Gimme realness to the judging panel.
Watch this space for a confirmed air date – and head this way for more on this year’s Queens.
Drag Race UK Season 3 set for autumn release
20th July 2021
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is returning to our screens for a third season – and much sooner than you expect.
The BBC Three series showcases the most fabulous drag queens that the UK has to offer, as RuPaul searches for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar. Season 1 was a hit, with more than 15.8 million requests on BBC iPlayer. Season 2 was another triumph, thanks to the combustible combination of queens including Tayce, Lawrence Chaney, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ginny Lemon and Ellie Diamond.
A third season was never in doubt, but now, BBC Three has confirmed that Season 3 will arrive this autumn, back in line with the first season’s release in October 2019, after Season 2 didn’t air until January this year. You can expect Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr to once again be part of the judging panel. There’s also a chance that Veronica Green may return for Season 3, after having to leave the show during Season 2 after testing positive for coronavirus and being given an open invitation for a Season 3 slot.
Watch this space for confirmation on celebrity judges and the queen line-up, plus an air date. Until then, here’s the teaser announcing Season 3:
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) July 19, 2021