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Across The Pond Realness: 'RuPaul's Drag Race U.K' Premieres Next Year!

RuPaul and co are heading across the pond... henny!

BBC announced on Wednesday that RuPaul's Drag Race: U.K. is coming to BBC 3 in 2019. It will be an eight-part series that will feature local talent competing for the "Queen of Great Britain". This is happening after years of speculation that the show would makes its way to the land where David Beckham, Cheryl Cole and many more currently call home.

“I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens,” Ru said in a statement. “And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ’Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.”

 

 

And yes, longtime Drag Race judge Michelle Visage will be part of the panel when the show premieres next year. 

“It’s great to see that RuPaul is bringing Drag Race to the U.K.,” Kim Sanders, head of media engagement at Stonewall UK told BBC News. “We’re always keen to see more representation and celebration of the LGBT community on screen and we can’t wait to see the UK Queens make their bid for the crown.”

World of Wonder shared the exciting news on their Instagram early Wednesday morning:

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hey super queens, who’s got what it takes to be part of our royal family? RuPaul's Drag Race UK is OFFICIALLY headed to @bbcthree next year. Which of the Queen's queens will be crowned Great Britain's next drag superstar? ✨

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