Season five of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is almost here, and we’re so excited we could scream. You’re about to lip-sync for the rest of your life because RuPaul is back with a great group of Drag Queens, guest judges, and very British tasks. It’s the most fun you can have while wearing clothes (ahem).
Here is all the information you need about RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, including the guest judges, the show’s idea, the cast, and more.
Who’s Competing in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?
Get ready, queens are coming! Ten brand-new queens are joining the Werk Room this season: Alexis Saint Pete, Banksie, Cara Melle, DeDeLicious, Ginger Johnson, Kate Butch, Michael Marouli, Miss Naomi Carter, Tamara Thomas, and Vicki Vivacious.
What is RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5’s Release Date?
The news came from a press release in August 2023: “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will return to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in fall 2023.” That would be this September or October. YES.
Who is Guest judging on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 5?
You wait for the most stellar of *all* lineups. This year, the celebrity guest judges are:
- Aisling Bea
- Alexandra Burke
- Cush Jumbo
- Daphne Guinness
- Joel Dommett
- Kristen McMenamy
- Sophie-Ellis Bextor
- Suranne Jones
- Yasmin Finney
There Will Also Be Some Celebrity Cameos to Look Forward To:
- Edward Enninful OBE stops by the Werk Room
- Carol Vorderman and Alexandra Burke offer up their best Blankety Blanks during Snatch Game
- Karen Hauer brings her stellar choreography and coaching skills
- Claudimar Neto guides the finalists through an all-singing-dancing number
What is RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?
In the concept, RuPaul and Michelle Visage are looking for the next big thing in UK drag queens. Queens have to do a number of challenges every week before the judges pick a winner. The two contestants in last place then have to “lip sync for their lives” to stay in the competition and avoid being sent home. Winners in each episode get a “RuPeter Badge,” and the person who is eliminated has to leave the race.