Michelle Visage has been confirmed as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Visage will join RuPaul on the UK edition of the reality competition which is set to air on BBC Three later this year.
All rise for the smokin’ hot judge! 🇬🇧 We’re hyped to officially announce that @michellevisage will be coming across the pond with host @rupaul to judge RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on @bbcthree 💅 These Judgey Judies are coming your way in 2019, stay tuned~ 👑 pic.twitter.com/7dccErxYgQ
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) February 5, 2019
As well as being a judge on eight of the past seasons of Drag Race US and all four seasons of All-Stars, Visage has returned as a judge on the second series of Ireland’s Got Talent.
“We’ve been working tirelessly to bring the magic of RuPaul’s Drag Race to my favourite city in the world: LONDON!” said Visage.
“I KNOW the UK has a wealth of talent to offer and I’m thrilled beyond belief to see these queens battle it out on the main stage, UK style! GOD SAVE THE QUEENS!”
“Michelle has worked tirelessly to help bring Drag Race to the UK, we are grateful she is part of our family,” said executive producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. “She is a quadruple threat; she sings, she dances, she acts, and boy, can she judge! Queens beware!”
Visage first eluded to her stint as a judge on the UK version of the show in December. She wrote on Twitter, “guys. yes. of COURSE i am a judge…..i am THE judge!!”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK To Hit Screens 2019
Eight episodes of the show will air on BBC Three later this year, and the series will be filmed in London.
When the BBC announced the UK iteration in December, RuPaul said:
“I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens. And before anyone asks, yes we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.”
GCN confirmed last year that Irish queens will be able to compete on the show, here are all the queens we want to see.
RuPaul has celebrated 10 years of Drag Race, season one of the show aired on February 2, 2009, on Logo. The show has gone from cult favourite to an industry unto itself. It has helped launch the careers of 126 drag queens so far and has earned nine Emmys.
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