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Drag Race UK vs the World guest judges Ru-vealed with returning favourite and Snatch Game icon

Nola Ojomu January 12, 2022
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It’s official! Drag Race UK vs The World will see the likes of Katie Price, Mel C, Jade Thirlwall and Johannes Radebe appear as special guests – and we’re gagging.

Just one day after it was revealed when the first-ever international all-stars edition will be sashaying its way onto our screens, we now know which celebrities will be helping RuPaul put the nine UK vs The World queens through their paces.

“You didn’t think we were done, did you? 💅 ,” the official Drag Race UK Twitter account teased before adding: “We’re ru-vealing the Drag Race UK vs The World extra special guest stars, you’re in for a treat. ✨”

This Country‘s Daisy May Cooper, Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey, Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall and Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm will be delivering their critiques as guest judges.

Our Girl actor Michelle Keegan and BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo will also be joining regular judges Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

Oh, and Katie Price will be joining to play the Snatch Game! The media personality revealed her excitement as she stated: “I LOVE Drag Race! The hair, the make-up, the outfits, the characters, the personalities, the glam of it all! I just love it.

“I’m so excited to be playing the Snatch Game for real this time… Remember, the nipples are the eyes of the face.”

 

If that wasn’t exciting enough, Strictly Come Dancing 2021 runner-up Johannes Radebe will be helping the queens with their choreography for a maxi-challenge.

The talented dancer gushed: “For someone who has been a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race since its inception in 2009, I was gooped and gagged to be a part of this! It’s definitely a career highlight for me. As IF anyone would miss the opportunity to be part of the fabulous evolution that is RuPaul’s Drag Race!”

Indeed, the mother of all Drag Race competitions is set to launch on BBC Three, as queens from the UK compete against international stars of the franchise for the ultimate crown.

Premiering on 1 February, nine returning members of the international Drag Race family will fight it out for global drag dominance.

The new series will premiere as part of BBC Three’s return to linear TV, meaning fans will be able to tune in, live, at the same time across the country.

There have been no details yet about which drag icons will be fighting it out but the BBC Ru-vealed they will be some of the most “renowned queens from different franchises and cultures”.

Like a desperate final four lip sync, the reveals just keep on coming at the moment so RuPaul fans better prepare to have your wigs snatched by further announcements!

Drag Race UK vs The World launches on 1 February on BBC Three.

More: Clara Amfo, drag, Drag Race UK, jade thirlwall, Johannes Radebe, jonathan bailey, Katie Price, Mel C, RuPaul's Drag Race

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