The team behind the UK invasion of RuPaul’s Drag Race are definitely teasing us, as they keep trickling out new information on the upcoming show bit by bit.
Following the previous announcements of Alan Carr and Graham Norton as rotating judges and Maisie Williams as a guest judge, we’ve also got the deets on four more stars to be joining RuPaul over the series.
First up is the Spice Girls’ very own Ginger Spice, Geri Horner. Hot on the heels of the band’s recent UK tour, Geri will be bringing a spice of ‘Girl Power’ to the judging panel.
“I just love how drag encourages people to be exactly who they are,” Geri said of her love for drag.
“This show has brought so much joy and pride to people all over the world, I can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing queens representing the UK in this first-ever series.”
That’s not the only girl band member who will be providing their thoughts on the UK batch of queens, either. Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall will fulfil a lifelong dream of sitting next to Mama Ru.
Jade said: “I love absolutely everything about drag. I love that it’s art. I love how fabulous it is, how fun it is, I love that you can transform your body into a fantastic beautiful woman… the whole thing! I just wish in my next life I can be a drag queen.”
Next to be announced is Tony award-winning actor and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield. Our spidey-senses are tingling at the sheer thought of The Amazing Spider-Man himself on the judging panel.
Andrew will appear in the first episode of the series, and said: “The creativity is always totally outside the box and it’s one of the many reasons I watch and love this show – when someone does something I wouldn’t have thought of myself.”
Last of the names to be announced so far is Chewing Gum creator and star Michaela Coel.
The two-time BAFTA-winning actress said of her love for drag: “I love that you have to dare, you have to dare and you have to drop all of your societal norms and restraints that you’ve been taught and you have to dare to embody something higher.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three in the autumn.