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Graham Norton and Alan Carr confirmed as judges for 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'

Oh, werk b*tch.

2019-02-14

Words: Will Stroude

Graham Norton and Alan Carr will join RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the RuPaul's Drag Race UK judging panel.

The presenters will sit alongside Ru and his right-hand woman Michelle on a rotating basis when Drag Race UK sashays its way on to BBC Three later this year, producers have revealed.

Norton and Carr, whose announcement videos were shared on Twitter on Thursday (14 February), will alternate each week on the panel, with a fourth spot set to be taken up by a different guest judge each week.

Former Attitude cover star Norton previously proved his credentials as a Drag Race judge when he appeared on the panel for an episode of All Stars 2 in 2016, while Carr has previously welcomed Ru on to the couch of his Channel 4 chat show Chatty Man.

Graham said of the news: “Becoming part of the drag race family makes me ridiculously happy! I can’t wait to see what the UK drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!”

Alan, who won the Comedy Award at the Attitude Awards in 2016, adds: “Wow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favourite shows EVER is a dream come true.

"I can’t wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store - it’s going to be sickening! *does death drop*".

RuPaul, whose appearance on Drag Race UK will mark his first on an international version of the show, says: "I was both shocked and delighted when Graham and Alan told me they’d be wearing tucking panties when sitting at the judges' table. I told them it was not necessary, but they insisted.

"Now that’s what I call dedication!"

While you wait for the eight-part Drag Race UK to hit screens, why not read our wish-list of the five things we want the British version of the show to serve.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three in 2019.