God Shave the Queens: Drag Race UK stars return to BBC Three for new series
James R | On 15, Oct 2020
The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK are sashaying their way back to BBC Three this November for a new series.
Called God Shave The Queens, the fly-on-the-wall docu-series gives viewers a chance to reacquaint with the much loved cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Fresh from their Drag Race debut, it follows the vibrant queens as they take on the next biggest ride of their lives, performing live on their first ever Drag Race UK tour. Hosted by Drag Race legend Alyssa Edwards, the tour carries The Vivienne, Baga Chipz, Divina de Campo, Cheryl Hole, Blu Hydranga, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes, Scaredy Kat, and Gothy Kendoll to packed arenas across six cities, from Newcastle to London, Birmingham to Manchester.
The programme picks up only a few days after The Vivienne was crowned the UK’s First Drag Race Superstar, with the queens in rehearsal. They are working on big, highly choreographed numbers and individual performances that showcase their individual talents from circus skills to killer moves, high octave ranges to comedy capers, and power ballads to pure drag glamour. The show also features some of their closest celebrity friends and partners, letting Drag Race fans see their favourite queens in a whole new light.
The eight-part series goes onstage, backstage and behind the scenes, with all eight episodes dropping as a box set on BBC Three in November.
RuPaul says: “I’m so delighted to send my first court of British queens out to the four corners of the realm – spreading their message of light, love and laughter, and sharing their sweet sensitive souls with the people.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, adds: “This series is a peek under the wigs to see what happens after the Drag Race curtain comes down. Our British Queens have gone down in RuPaul ‘herstory’ and this series is a reminder of why we loved them so much in series one and shows us what it takes to be at the top of the game.”