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Get ready for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5 airing this autumn on BBC Three.

August 31, 2023
Get ready for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5 airing this autumn on BBC Three.

Start your engines, because the high-heeled extravaganza that is RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is hurtling back onto our screens for an electrifying fifth season, and the anticipation is sending us into fits of excitement that could rival a crowd at a drag show. Brace yourselves for a whirlwind of lip sync battles, runway struts, and charisma galore as the iconic RuPaul is set to sashay down the runway once again, accompanied by a dazzling ensemble of Drag Queens, an array of celebrity guest judges, and a parade of quintessentially British challenge-live-lives that promise a spectacle of epic proportions – the kind of joy that’s bound to keep you grinning even with your clothes impeccably on (wink).

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the latest scoop on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, buckle up, darlings, because we’ve got the full rundown on everything from the illustrious guest judge lineup to the captivating premise and, of course, the fabulous cast.

Mark your calendar: RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5 release date.

The much-anticipated RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is set to make its triumphant return to BBC Three in the glorious embrace of autumn 2023. While the precise calendar date might remain under wraps, one thing is for certain – September or October will herald the dazzling return of the show that’s more fabulous than ever.

A star-studded spectacle: guest judges that shine bright.

Prepare to be awestruck by a constellation of star power, because this season’s lineup of celebrity guest judges is nothing short of extraordinary. Behold the roster of luminaries gracing the judging panel:

  • Aisling Bea
  • Alexandra Burke
  • Cush Jumbo
  • Daphne Guinness
  • Joel Dommett
  • Kristen McMenamy
  • Sophie-Ellis Bextor
  • Suranne Jones
  • Yasmin Finney

But that’s not all! Keep your eyes peeled for some delightful celebrity cameos, including:

  • Edward Enninful OBE making a Werk Room appearance;
  • Carol Vorderman and Alexandra Burke conjuring hilarity with Blankety Blanks antics during the Snatch Game;
  • Karen Hauer delivering her top-tier choreography and coaching prowess;
  • Claudimar Neto guiding the finalists through an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza;

The essence of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

At its core, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK follows the magnetic duo of RuPaul and the fabulous Michelle Visage as they embark on a quest to unearth the United Kingdom’s next Drag Queen sensation. The heartbeat of the show pulses through a riveting sequence of challenge-live-lives, with each week testing the Queens’ mettle. Following their performances, the discerning judges cast their votes for the standout of the week, while those who find themselves languishing in the bottom two must summon their inner lip sync prowess to stave off elimination. A ‘RuPeter Badge’ awaits the victorious contestants, while those eliminated must gracefully exit the stage.

The Queens we’ll soon be rooting for.

Although the ensemble of Queens vying for the highly coveted winner’s mantle remains tantalizingly undisclosed, rest assured that as the autumn of 2023 unfurls, we’ll soon be acquainted with the vibrant personalities, fierce talents, and captivating stories that these contestants bring to the stage.

In a world where the intersection of artistry, self-expression, and authenticity takes center stage, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 5 promises a breathtaking spectacle that transcends mere reality television. As we eagerly await the grand premiere, excitement bubbles like champagne, and our spirits are lifted by the promise of glamour, drama-live, and sheer fabulousness that only the world of drag can deliver. Sashay on, queens!

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