Words: Will Stroude
RuPaul's Drag Race has announced two more special guest stars who'll be appearing on the series when it sashays onto our screens this autumn.
Presenters Stacey Dooley and Lorraine Kelly are set to join the show for the eagerly-anticpated Snatch Game, the now-iconic challenge which sees the queens impersonate celebrities for a parody version of TV gameshow Match Game.
It remains to be seen whether any of the British queens will imperstonate Stacey or Lorraine themselves during the episode, but given that former Attitude Honorary Gay Award winner Lorraine recently won a tax bill battle with HMRC by arguing she's a "theatrical artist" who plays a TV version of Lorraine, things are about about to get very meta indeed.
The Snatch Game news was announce on Wednesday morning (31 July) in a tweet from the RuPaul's Drag Race UK account which read: "Oh you thought we were done spilling the tea? Well, we’re not! @StaceyDooley and @reallorraine will be making guest appearances on the iconic SNATCH GAME.
Oh you thought we were done spilling the tea? Well, we’re not! @StaceyDooley and @reallorraine will be making guest appearances on the iconic SNATCH GAME. @BBCThree's #DragRaceUK will be on iPlayer this autumn. pic.twitter.com/h2sSaxyorP— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) July 31, 2019
"@BBCThree's #DragRaceUK will be on iPlayer this autumn."
Stacey and Lorraine will join MNEK and brothers Curtis and AJ Pritchard as sepcial guests on the series, alongside previously announced guest judges including Cheryl, Maisie Williams, Jade Thirlwall, Geri Horner, Andrew Garfield, actress Michaela Coel and (possibly) Paul O'Grady.
The regular judging panel will consist of RuPaul herself, Michelle Visage, and either Graham Norton or Alan Carr as 10 as-yet unnamed queens are whittled down to one to find Britain's Next Drag Superstar.
RuPaul's Drag Race UK will air this autumn on BBC Three.