Graham Norton, Alan Carr to judge RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Lawrence Kim
February 15, 2019

We all breathed a sigh of relief when it was confirmed that Michelle Visage would be joining Ru behind the judges' table on RuPaul's Drag Race U.K.

But their appearances will be much more regular than that, as they will rotate alongside RuPaul, Michelle and another celebrity guest judge each week, much like the roles of Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley on the USA version.

Both chat show hosts are major fans of the show which has been a hit around the world and Norton has appeared as a guest judge on the original show.

Two of the UK's finest in comedy have signed on the dotted line to join the judging panel for the British version of RuPaul's Drag Race.

BBC Three confirmed that the show was coming UK-side last December, and while there's no confirmed air date as of yet, we can only hope that it'll be soon.

Norton appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars season two in the United States in 2016.

He said he has been a fan of the show forever.

Speaking on the news, Graham said: "Becoming part of the Drag Race family makes me ridiculously happy!"

'I'm so excited and I can't wait to see what all the queens are gonna serve up, but I know one thing, it's going to be sickening'.

In a video message on Twitter Graham joked "maybe this is what the UK's good at".

Carr has been a fan of RuPaul ever since the 59-year-old drag queen appeared on his chat show Alan Carr's Chatty Man, where he discussed the show's popularity: "The show is a success because you get to see that when you have a dream it really can not be held down, and it inspires the audience".

The BBC announced on Thursday that the two television personalities will both rotate as resident judges, appearing next to Ru and a celebrity guest each week, with iconic panelist Michelle Visage joining the reality show too. "I can't wait to see what the United Kingdom queens have got in store-it's going to be sickening!"

Host and show creator RuPaul said he was very pleased with his United Kingdom judges.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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