When does RuPaul's Drag Race UK begin? BBC reveals date for when new series starts

By Jack Gevertz

The BBC has finally revealed when its hugely popular RuPaul’s Drag Race UK show will begin streaming on the iPlayer service.

The corporation confirmed the date in a post on Twitter, leading to dozens of comments from fans and more than 7,000 likes.

They will be gearing up and getting ready to watch the drag queens as they complete a series of tasks each week which will test their abilities in different areas and lead to eliminations.

You’re probably desperate to know now: When does RuPaul’s Drag Race UK begin? Who is on the judging panel? And who are the participants? We have the answers on the massively successful show that you’re going to need.

When does RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series three begin?

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will begin streaming on the iPlayer service on Thursday, September 23, 2021. It will be added to the platform from 7pm.

The BBC told fans in a post on Twitter to start their engines as viewers eagerly await the launch of the third series.

As well as the likes and comments aforementioned, more than 1,300 people have retweeted the corporation’s message.

Who is on the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK judging panel?

Main celebrities RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr will all return to the judging panel alongside some guests too.

Former Little Britain star and comedian Matt Lucas will join them as a guest panellist, as will Gimme Gimme Gimme’s Kathy Burke and Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse.

Also on the panel as guest judges are pop group Steps, Charity Shop Sue, and choreographer Jay Revell.

BBC Three’s Twitter account has also since confirmed that Spice Girl singer Emma Bunton will be joining them, as will Leigh-Anne Pinnock from X Factor winning band Little Mix.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is the other guest panellist to be announced by the corporation.

Who are the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series three contestants?

Twelve drag queens have been confirmed as taking part in series three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

  • Victoria Scone, 27, from Cardiff
  • Veronica Green, 35, from Lancashire
  • Vanity Milan, 29, from London
  • Scarlett Harlett, 26, from London
  • River Medway, 22, from Kent
  • Krystal Versace, 19, from Kent
  • Kitty Scott-Claus, 29, from Birmingham
  • Ella Vaday, 32, from Dagenham
  • Elektra Fencer, 29, from Lancashire
  • Charity Kase, 22,from Lancashire
  • Choriza May, 30, from Newcastle
  • Anubis, 19, from Brighton

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