With series 2 in the handbag so to speak, the BBC and World of wonder have announced that casting is now open for season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Producers said they are now searching for “another fine set of fabulous queens to compete in the Olympics of Drag”.
Drag Race judges
RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr will all be returning to our screen for series two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK due to air on BBC Three early 2021, bringing some much needed joy to the UK.
They’re keeping tight-lipped with regards to the incoming queens, and extra special celebrity judges, however, the powers that be have assured us that the second series will be even bigger than the first, with twelve queens battling it out for the title of the UK’s Next Drag Superstar over ten weeks.
Generating many memes, garnering huge critical acclaim, picking up numerous award nominations, and even breaking into the music charts with a top ten single, series one of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK triumphantly slayed for BBC Three, with a huge 15.6 million requests on iPlayer so far.
Series one best bits
In the debut series, ten charismatic drag queens took on a myriad of challenges that tested their drag ability to the max.
They showcased the best of British drag, and humour as they revelled in in the joy of the competition jostling shoulder pad to shoulder pad for a much coveted RuPeter badge, and the chance to be crowned as RuPaul’s very First Drag Race UK Superstar.
The Vivienne took the title, with Divina De Campo and Baga Chipz taking runner up places, respectively.
“Looking forward to better days! I’m happy to announce the triumphant return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK”, RuPaul said.
“Early in 2021, season two will arrive with all the hope, joy, laughter and glitter you’ve come to expect from our brilliant queens.
“We’re also currently casting season three with the best and the brightest Great Britain has to offer.
“We feel honoured that you’ve embraced our little show, and our only wish is that we can offer a smile at a time when we can all use it the most.”
Series 2 launch date
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, said: “We’re very happy to confirm that series two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is on its way very soon and with 12 new queens to meet, it’s even bigger than the first series and we can’t wait for you to see it in early 2021.
“Also, because we’re so excited about it and can’t keep it a secret, we wanted to share the news now that there is going to be a third series as well.
“It’s been a huge hit for us and we love it as much as you do so we’re delighted that we can continue our relationship with World of Wonder and can bring even more Drag Race to BBC Three.”
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Co-Founders and Executive Producers, said: “Sashay away 2020. 2021 is just around the corner, and with it not one but two seasons of RuPaul’s Drace UK.
“We are thrilled to be doing our part to make 2021 much betta!”
Have you got what it takes to Sashay Away?
Producers are looking for big personalities, “brimming with Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent” to apply for series three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK at rupaulsdragraceuk.com/casting
The deadline to register your interest is 14 November 2020.