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“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” sets October premiere in U.S.

The UK spin-off of reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race will have its U.S. television premiere in mid-October on Viacom-owned American pay-TV channel Logo. Drag queens from across the pond will “sashay” into ...
September 26, 2019

The UK spin-off of reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race will have its U.S. television premiere in mid-October on Viacom-owned American pay-TV channel Logo.

Drag queens from across the pond will “sashay” into the iconic workroom in hopes of impressing the judges and becoming the country’s next drag superstar.

Competitors include: Baga Chipz (London), Blu Hydrangea (Belfast), Cheryl Hole (Essex), Crystal (London), Divina De Campo (West Yorkshire), Gothy Kendoll (Leicester), Scardey Kat (Wiltshire), Sum Ting Wong (Birmingham), The Vivienne (Liverpool) and Vinegar Strokes (London).

RuPaul Charles (pictured center) serves as host and judge alongside Michelle Visage and newcomers Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

Celebrity guest judges include pop singer Cheryl, Andrew Garfield, Maisie Williams, Geri Horner, Michaela Coel, Dame Twiggy and Jade Thirlwall.

Joining as celebrity coaches will be MNEK, Curtis Pritchard and AJ Pritchard. Special guests for Snatch Game will be Stacey Dooley and Lorraine Kelly.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK debuts on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Logo.

The series is produced by California-based World of Wonder Productions. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles, Bruce McCoy, Sally Sanders and Steven Corfe serve as executive producers.

In other news, Bell Media-owned Crave has unveiled the panel of judges set to star in Canada’s Drag Race, which the streamer commissioned in June.

Judges for the first season include: Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes; Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, actor and activist; and Stacey McKenzie, model, runway coach and America’s Next Top Model mentor.

Traci Melchor, senior correspondent on CTV series etalk, joins as the series “Squirrel Friend.”

The original, U.S. version of RuPaul’s Drag Race most recently won in the outstanding reality competition category at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22. Charles also won the award for outstanding host for a reality or competition program at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month.

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