When BBC One announced Drag Race squirrel friend Michelle Visage as one of the newest contestants on the upcoming season of Strictly Come Dancing, the network also let slip when queen-crazy fans will finally see Ru sashay across the pond.
According to BBC One, RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. will premiere in October on BBC Three. Sadly there’s no update on if/when the star-studded U.K. version will air stateside, but we have faith that Mama Ru will make sure American fans get their cuppa English tea, too.
“I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens,” Ru said in a statement. “And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ’Royal-Mother-to-Be’ runway challenge.”
“Needless to say, we’re delighted that BBC Three will be the home of a new U.K. version of Drag Race,” Damian Kavanagh, controller for BBC Three, told BBC News.
“It is one of the biggest entertainment titles in the world and anticipation levels for a U.K. version have been at feverish levels,” he added. “With heart, humour and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to a whole new level.”
Are we the only ones counting the days until October?
Our mates over at Stan have also confirmed that they’ll be serving you RuPaul’s Drag Race UK the same day as it airs in the motherland!