Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and former Spice Girl Geri Horner have signed up as celebrity guest judges on the upcoming first season of BBC Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
The duo join previously announced celebrity guest judge Maisie Williams, with each of them all set to appear in a separate episode alongside RuPaul and Michelle Visage. As previously announced, Graham Norton and Alan Carr will appear as rotating resident judges.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK sees RuPaul on the lookout to crown one of the UK’s top drag artists the ‘Queen of Great Britain’. But, it will take more than just a wig and pair of heels to win as ten contestants take part in weekly challenges and face off against each other to keep themselves in the competition. Contestants will compete in individual or team challenges that test a specific drag queen skill before taking on the Maxi Challenge, the headline moment of each show where they may be required to perform, model in a photo shoot, prepare a runway look for a themed challenge before having to face the judges, with one contestant each week eliminated and asked to “Sashay Away”.
The series is being produced by World Of Wonder – the production company behind the entire Drag Race franchise. Eight episodes have been ordered for the show’s first season. The executive producers are are RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Sally Miles and Bruce McCoy. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK was commissioned by BBC Three Controller Fiona Campbell and the Controller of BBC Entertainment Kate Phillips. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Ruby Kuraishe.