Words: Steve Brown
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has been renewed for a second season and applications are already open to crown our next winner.
After the ongoing success of the US Emmy Award-winning show, BBC Three launched the UK’s first ever season this year and while the season is set to come to an end on November 21, the series has been renewed already and you can enter now!
In a press release, Mama Ru said: “I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
“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!"
Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, continued: "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!”
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, added: “I’m delighted that BBC Three will be the home for series two of Drag Race UK.
“Every single queen for series one has brought something different to the table and I’ve loved watching and getting to know them.
“The show is a huge hit for us and we’re very much looking forward to unleashing another series for our audience to tuck into!"
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Co-Founders and Executive Producers, said: “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has legs and we could not be more thrilled.
“It all turned out so ‘much bettah’ than we could have imagined, from working with BBC Three to the UK queens' boundless talents.
“We can't wait to see who shows up to flash their tuppence for season 2!”
The first ever season has yet to finish and fans of the show will have to wait until November 21 to see who nabs the UK’s first ever crown.
The queens in the running are The Vivienne, Divina De Campo, Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Cheryl Hole.
To apply for the next series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK sashay to https://get.rupaulsdragraceuk.com/casting/ And hurry, applications need to be in by Friday 15th November 2019.