RuPaul’s Drag Race UK release date and everything we know so far

The RuPaul's Drag Race UK release date was announced as Michelle Visage was revealed as a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK release date and everything we know so far

The BBC has announced the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK the release date.

When revealing the line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, which includes Michelle Visage, they also revealed that RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will be available on the BBC iPlayer.

On starring as a contestant on Strictly, Visage said: “Getting to do Strictly in my favourite place on Earth is an actual DREAM,” she said.

“I’m so excited to show that being 50 doesn’t mean life stops. Things may not work like they did when I was 20, but 50 also means ‘FABULOUS!’

“There are plenty of women like me out there who still got it and we still plan to use it, so slap on the sequins, point me to the dance floor and watch me Paso my Doble!”

It was confirmed that the eight-part series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will have a release date in October.

Michelle Visage was confirmed as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK last December.

As well as being a judge on eight of the past seasons of Drag Race US and all four seasons of All-Stars, Visage also 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!”

Joining RuPaul and Visage will be Graham Norton and Alan Carr as returning judges along with a number of guest judges including Little Mix’ Jade Thirwall, Geri Horner aka Ginger Spice, Maisie Williams and Andrew Garfield.

Lorraine Kelly and Stacey Dooley are set to appear on Snatch Game, which is rumoured to be one of the best ever recorded.

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