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'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' Has Been Confirmed For A Second Season And Yaasss

'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' Has Been Confirmed For A Second Season And Yaasss

Get ready to sashay: a second series of the UK version of global smash hit RuPaul's Drag Race will air in 2020, BBC Three has confirmed.

Say it with us: yasssss.

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It's fair to say that series one slayed, racking up 6.5 million total requests on iPlayer just over half way through the series:

Now that the show has dug its killer heels firmly into British soil, BBC Three has opened applications to find a new school of queens to serve Olympian levels of realness on RuPaul's runway.

Fans of the show will be familiar with the sorts of challenges we might see in a second run. The current series has given us Downton-themed drag (yes honey) and girl bands battling it out to take the crown.

The BBC has just confirmed the RuPaul news. (Credit: BBC)
The BBC has just confirmed the RuPaul news. (Credit: BBC)
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RuPaul's sass and charisma played a major role in making the show a hit, but the UK judges have done a brilliant job of giving the current series a very British spin, with Alan Carr and Graham Norton delivering plenty of finger snap-worthy one-liners.

RuPaul's sass and charisma made the original series a hit (Credit: Harriet Murdoch, BBC)
RuPaul's sass and charisma made the original series a hit (Credit: Harriet Murdoch, BBC)

The show has been widely praised for its inclusivity and celebration of queer culture, and it a global phenomenon, available in 193 countries and scooping a record-breaking 29 Emmy nominations in the US, with 13 wins.

"I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul's Drag Race UK," said RuPaul. "This season's queens proved that Britain's Got Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent and I want to see more! Here's to another season of love, laughter and light!"

The first season was a huge hit with UK fans. (Credit: BBC)
The first season was a huge hit with UK fans. (Credit: BBC)

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, says: "The response to the current UK series has been nothing short of dragulous; our viewers have really taken the show and the amazing queens to their hearts. So I'm delighted that Ru and the gang are going to shantay stay. Let the search for the next group of queens begin!"

Think you've got what it takes to compete? To apply for the next series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK click here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th November 2019.

The current series of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK is continues on BBC iPlayer on Thursdays from 8pm, with the finale airing at 8pm on November 21st exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: (Credit: Harriet Murdoch, BBC)

Topics: Celebrity Entertainment, TV News

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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