British Drag Queens, start your engines! RuPaul’s diva in waiting Michelle Visage has confirmed that a British version of the hit U.S. reality tv competition is going to happen.
Visage spilled the tea on whether or not a British version of Drag Race would be hitting our screens any time soon at a Q&A during the DragWorld UK convention last Saturday.
“Here’s the situation – this is the real God’s honest truth – if it does happen, it’s going to be with me and RuPaul so just know that.
“I’m not giving up and I will fight for this bitch ’til I die! It’s gonna happen.”
“There will be no-one else – it’s RuPaul’s Drag Race and you speak English so we don’t have to worry about the translation. And I will be there. Sorry Katie Price – that’s my gig.
“We’re getting closer, but here’s the thing with the television situation here. I think commissioners don’t watch the show. So all the gay people in the office are like, ‘Bitch you’ve gotta watch this’ and talking to these people, but they don’t understand the heart of the show.”
“It’s life-altering. If they watched a series, they would get it. So, it’s going to happen, just don’t know when. I’m not giving up and I will fight for this bitch ’til I die! It’s gonna happen.”
Drag Race has shifted into the mainstream after almost a decade on air, earning a total of 8 Emmy nominations (including a win for Mama Ru for Outstanding Host of a Reality TV Competition). A shift to the U.K. could be the perfect next step for the show, with British drag queens galore ready to snatch the crown. And who knows? Maybe some of our Irish Queens will pop up in Drag Race U.K.
So good luck Drag Race U.K., and don’t f*ck it up.
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