Listen up, henny. The much-anticipated first-ever season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs the World is premiering on February 1 in Britain and the US.
The news was announced via RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World Twitter account on Tuesday with a colourful but vague teaser.
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (@dragraceukbbc) January 11, 2022
The BBC confirmed on Monday that the season has been filmed in the UK studio’s werkroom.
The mainstay judges Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton will, of course, reprise their roles along with RuPaul herself.
As with other seasons of the hit reality TV series, famous guests will make appearances and be featured on the judging panel.
They are Mel C, Michelle Keegan, Katie Price, Johannes Radebe, Clara Amfo, Daisy May Cooper, Jonathan Bailey and Jade Amelia Thirlwall.
You didn’t think we were done, did you? 💅
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (@dragraceukbbc) January 12, 2022
The lineup of queens hasn’t been confirmed despite details being leaked three weeks ago.
According to Junkee, the UK’s Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, and Cheryl Hole will compete against Holland’s Janey Jacke, Canada’s Jimbo and Lemon, Thailand’s Pangina Heals, and the US’ Monique Heart and Jujubee.
The online news outlet also reported that World of Wonder wrote in its announcement, “yes, it’s real, and it’s gonna blow your mothatuckin’ mind.”
Yes, it's real, and it's gonna blow your mothatuckin' mind. @RuPaul's #DragRaceUK vs. The World premieres early next year on @wowpresentsplus worldwide (ex. UK and Canada) and @bbcthree in the UK 💋https://t.co/NcdkQe3QnB
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) December 21, 2021
Fans have simultaneously reacted with joy and frustration at the announcement.
“WE CANNOT WAIT!!!!” RuPaul’s Soon Race UK Fans tweeted.
WE CANNOT WAIT!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/JyPZcGoXDO
— RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Fans 🏁 (@rpdrukfans) January 11, 2022
One fan tweeted: “OKAY NOW PROMOS??? WE’LL HAVE NO TIME TO STAN AND OBSESS OTHERWISE.”
OKAY NOW PROMOS??? WE’LL HAVE NO TIME TO STAN AND OBSESS OTHERWISE
— Reya Sunn ☀️ (@ReyaSunnn) January 11, 2022
Another tweeted: “We’re almost halfway through January…Drop the promo!”
We're almost halfway through January… Drop the promo!
— Alex Kai🌟💫 (@DualGrey) January 11, 2022
WOW Present Plus tweeted: “Herstory will be made. Nine queens from across #DragRace franchise face off in RuPaul’s #DragRace UK vs. The World, premiering Feb 1st on @wowpresentsplus worldwide (ex. UK, Canada, and Australia) and @bbcthree in the UK.”
Herstory will be made 👑🌎
Nine queens from across the #DragRace franchise face off in RuPaul’s #DragRaceUK vs. The World, premiering Feb 1st on @wowpresentsplus worldwide (ex. UK, Canada, and Australia) and @bbcthree in the UK ✨ https://t.co/YoTMDNVouP pic.twitter.com/LB2X2BKiW2
— WOW Presents Plus (@wowpresentsplus) January 11, 2022
Former Drag Race and Drag Race All Stars contestant Jiggly Caliente commented on the Drag Race UK BBC’s Instagram post with, “holy shit.”
The new show is starting less than a month after Season 14 of the original Drag Race series premiered on January 7 in the US and January 8 on Stan in Australia.
You can see who lip-syncs, stays and sashays away when the show premieres on the Australian streaming service, Stan, which is yet to confirm when it will debut here.