Two comedy giants join the show
Graham Norton and Alan Carr will be celebrity judges on the UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The comedians/broadcasters will be weekly rotating resident judges alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a celebrity guest judge. The pair will appear together on the season finale judging panel.
In 2016, Norton appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars season two in the US.
Speaking about his new appointment, 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!!!”
Carr is also a big fan of the show. He met Ru-Paul when the host appeared on his chat show, Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, thought he was a dedicated viewer of Paul’s series.
“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,” Carr said.
“I can’t wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store – it’s going to be sickening!”
The UK version of the show was announced in December and will air on BBC Three. It follows the same premise as the original in which contestants must compete in individual and team challenges to secure their spot as top drag queen.
RuPaul’s Drag Race started in 2009 and has run for 10 seasons. It’s broadcast in 193 countries worldwide.
Host and show creator RuPaul 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!”