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Alan Carr confirms he’s back, back, back again for the second season of Drag Race UK

Nick Duffy June 9, 2020
Alan Carr on Drag Race UK

Alan Carr on Drag Race UK (BBC)

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK judge Alan Carr has confirmed his return for the second season – though he’s not clear who else is on the panel.

The first season of the BBC drag reality spin-off saw Alan Carr and Graham Norton serving as alternating regular judges, alongside RuPaul and Michelle Visage.

Carr gave an update on filming for season two in an interview with the Radio Times, confirming that he at least is back.

Alan Carr says ‘secretive’ Drag Race UK season 2 is in progress

He said: “I’m filming but I don’t know who I’m on with, it’s so secretive. They’ve already filmed the first one. I can’t wait. I’m going to be like that kid in that Alton Towers advert saying, ‘One more sleep!'”

Carr revealed that the show has had double the applicants for season two, adding: “I think [the quality] is going to go up!”

Alan Carr: RuPaul's Drag Race UK
The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season one. (BBC)

Of how perceptions in the gay community have changed, he said: “We were getting all this stick about being camp, and now it’s like, ‘Hey girl!’, so that’s quite a nice thing not to be the campest one in the room and actually be butch! I can’t believe how far it’s all gone.”

The TV host continued: “It’s just nice that everyone is excited about it. People were so negative before it started and I thought, ‘You’re going to be eating your words.’

“The girls were so down to earth and I think the American series is all a bit of finger clicking and, ‘Ok girl!’ But I think, let’s have a bit of story.”

It’s unclear what the COVID-19 crisis means for the show’s filming schedule.

Second season of Drag Race UK is coming – eventually.

In a release last year, RuPaul 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!”

World of Wonder 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 two!”

More: alan carr, Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: UK

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