Today BBC Three have confirmed two of TV’s best loved presenters and personalities, Graham Norton and Alan Carr, will be joining RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the judging panel for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Both Graham and Alan share a passion for the drag scene and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Graham Norton is no stranger to RuPaul’s Drag Race, having already appeared on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars in the US as a guest judge in 2016. And Alan Carr is a long-time fan of RuPaul, having made his acquaintance when Ru appeared on his chat show Alan Carr’s Chatty Man.
The first UK adaption of the global hit will showcase the most fabulous drag queens that the UK has to offer, and Graham and Alan will appear as rotating resident judges. Each week, they will join RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a celebrity guest judge.
For the grand finale, Graham and Alan will both appear on the judging panel alongside previously announced judge Michelle Visage, where together they will assist host RuPaul in crowning 'UK's Next Drag Superstar'.
Speaking about his exciting new job, Graham Norton said “Becoming part of the Drag Race family makes me ridiculously happy! I can’t wait to see what the UK drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!!!”
Alan Carr added “Wow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favourite shows EVER is a dream come true. I can’t wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store - it’s going to be sickening! *does death drop*”
And RuPaul spoke about the two new signings and said "I was both shocked and delighted when Graham and Alan told me they’d be wearing tucking panties when sitting at the judges' table. I told them it was not necessary, but they insisted. Now that’s what I call dedication!"
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air in 2019 on BBC Three