Words: Alastair James; pictures: BBC
They're coming! We finally have the official cast for the long-awaited international Drag Race extravaganza that is RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World and there is going to be Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent in spades, honey!
The new series is set to air on the soon-to-be relaunched BBC Three from Tuesday 1 February and will see nine world-renowned Drag Race queens from around the world compete for a brand new title, Queen of the World
The UK will play host to the competition which will include queens from Drag Race, Drag Race UK, Canada's Drag Race, and more.
RuPaul, as always, will be joined by Michelle Visage, as well as Drag Race UK judges Alan Carr and Graham Norton, and a host of extra-special guests, including Clara Amfo, Daisy May Cooper, Jade Thirlwall, Jonathan Bailey, Johannes Radebe, Katie Price, Melanie C, and Michelle Keegan.
The queens featured in the series are:
Cheryl Hole, Drag Race UK series 1 - “Not threatened”
"I’m ready to show that I’m not mediocre anymore! This is the queen of the huns right here."
Blu Hydrangea, Drag Race UK series 1 - “Belfast and furious”
"My drag superpower is looking beautiful, being sweet and having a venomous tongue!"
Baga Chipz, Drag Race UK series 1 - “Stunning. Class.”
"You heifers didn’t think you were going to get rid of me that easily, did you? This time I’m going to take the bloody crown!"
Pangina Heals, Drag Race Thailand series 1 and 2 and Host of Drag Race Thailand - “Drag Master”
"I am going to be the dark horse of this competition! I know what they can do, but they don’t know what I can do."
Jujubee, Drag Race USA series 2, All Stars 1, and All Stars 5 - “Drag Race OG”
"People might think I’m crazy for doing this again... But I like torture!"
Mo Heart, Drag Race USA series 10, and All Stars 4 - “Artist FKA Monique Heart”
"Y’all knew Monique – and it’s time for you to know Mo Heart. She’s a winner baby."
Jimbo, Canada's Drag Race series 1 - “Simply the breast”
"I can’t wait to take out my sisters. I’m going to crush them with my breasts, stab them with my fingers.... And then scream at them!"
Lemon, Canada's Drag Race series 1 - “Sweet & Sour”
"This time my drag has sky-rocketed! So I’m very excited. I think the world is going to be gagged."
Janey Jacké, Drag Race Holland series 1 - “Dutch Courage”
"They think I’m just a pretty girl. But I want to break the stereotypes of what people think of the Netherlands."
RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World will air exclusively on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer from Tuesday 1 February at 9pm, with new episodes released weekly.
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