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Maisie Williams Is Announced As A Judge On 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'

Maisie Williams Is Announced As A Judge On 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'

With Game of Thrones reaching a dramatic finale this week, fans are eagerly waiting to see what the stars are going to get up to next.

While most of the cast are yet to announce their next move, Maisie Williams (aka Arya Stark) has just shared news of an exciting new project with fans.


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fans have been eagerly awaiting the UK spinoff, which will premiere on BBC Three later this year.

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Maisie Williams is one of those fans, and on Monday the BBC announced that she had been picked as a celebrity guest judge on the new series.


Maisie, who started playing Arya Stark on Game of Thrones when she was just 13, is now 22 years old and a global celebrity.

She's drawn a huge fan base for her GOT role, and apparently jumped at the chance to be the first celebrity judge for the UK series.

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Talking about what she loves about the genre, Maisie said: "What I love the most about drag is the story of the drag queen behind the facade.

"I think that so much of drag comes from a place of real pain and seeing how that transforms into a character is so interesting to me. I love that about art and about drag."

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Maisie will only feature as a judge for one episode, where she will appear alongside RuPaul and Michelle Visage. Reportedly, Graham Norton and Alan Carr will also appear as rotating resident judges over the eight-part series.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Alan Carr recently said that the details are being kept tightly under wraps: "It's really good, that's all I can say. It was like, no phones, the most securitied thing ever.

"It was like Fort Knox. It was amazing to be part of something like that and no-one is going to be disappointed. I'm going to get in to trouble even for saying that."

We can't wait to see Maisie being her fabulous self on the show, and it'll be nice for her to get a chance to be a fan girl!

Featured Image Credit: Credit: PA images

Topics: Celebrity, Rating - U, TV News, Game of Thrones, RuPaul's Drag Race

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