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‘Drag Race Australia’ set for 2020 premiere

The Emmy-winning series is heading Down Under.

By Will Stroude

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to add any more Drag Race to our lives, it’s been confirmed that the hit drag competition is set for another international edition.

As we prepare for the imminent arrival of RuPual’s Drag Race UK, All Stars 5 and season 12 of the US series, Drag Race Australia is set to take the battle for the crown Down Under in 2020, TV Tonight reports.

ITV Studios Australia have won the rights to the show with a view to producing the inaugural Aussie series next year, though it remains to be seen whether Ru himself will take on hosting duties a la Drag Race UK, or leave it up to the local talent a la Drag Race Thailand.

If so, season six’s Aussie finalist Courtney Act has got to be a shoe-in, right?

ITV Studios Australia CEO David Mott confirmed to TV Tonight: “Yes ITV Studios Australia have secured the rights to arguably one of the biggest formats globally at the moment.

“With Drag Race UK about to launch and already a major hit in the US and other territories we are set to shantay onto Australian screens in 2020.

Drag Race has moved on to being a show that captures the imagination of everyone ,no matter their age or gender and we will commence discussing with potential broadcast and streaming partners shortly.

“It will be one of the most talked about and noisy formats next year.”

Meanwhile, you can take a first look at the opening episode of Drag Race UK ahead of its premiere in October here.