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Drag Race UK’s guest judges appear in hilarious teaser for new series

Series three kicks off tomorrow!

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: BBC

With just a day to go until the return of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, we can’t help but get excited to see what’s in store for us!

And a new trailer for the show, featuring some of the previously announced guest judges giving their verdicts on the main runway antics, has got us wanting to know exactly what they’re talking about!

Some of the comments sound outright hilarious, while some leave us with a lot of questions…

“The game is high with you this week”

In the short teaser posted on Wednesday (22 September) by BBC Three, we see Matt Lucas, Alesha Dixon, Oti Mabuse, Nicola Coughlan, Russell Tovey, Lulu, Kathy Burke, Emma Bunton, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock all comment on various things happening on the Drag Race mainstage.

Matt Lucas admits “I haven’t prepared for this at all,” while Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan tells someone: “That’s gonna be some kid’s worst birthday party ever!”

Elsewhere, art fanatic Russell Tovey offers a queen (or queens!) a “chef’s kiss for me,” before later referring to getting a bit of a “woody” at something else…. We’re not entirely sure what he means by that…

Pop diva Lulu exclaims that “the game is high with you this week,” while Kathy Burke can be heard telling someone: “I bow to a superior comedy queen”. High praise for sure!

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne gives us TMI (maybe?) revealing that one of the things she really likes talking about is… poo… 

And the always chirpy Emma Bunton explains that: “If you put a smile on your face, you can get away with anything.”

It’s unclear which guest judges appear when or what challenges they could be judging, but we guess we’ll just have to tune in to find out.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series three premieres on BBC Three on the BBC iPlayer on Thursday 23 September at 7pm BST.