RuPaul and Michelle Visage are taking RuPaul’s Drag Race across the pond for a UK version, and I hope that one at least airs sometime NOT in this time year because I’m getting sick of Ru overload and then a 10-month weave and shade drought. Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley won’t be making the hop, but Ru and the BBC announced Alan Carr and Graham Norton will be taking over as the rotating resident judges.
BBC says the duo, who at one time were late-night TV rivals like the faaaabulous version of Jay Leno and David Letterman, will rotate each week and also be joined by a celebrity guest judge. My money’s on THE QUEEN, but that’s just me. For the finale, Alan and Graham will both be on to judge who will be the winning queen to give QE2 a run for the throne.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) February 14, 2019
Graham reminded me he was already a judge on the second season of All Stars when he posted this video saying how happy he was to be joining the show. He also ended with, “Who knows?! Maybe this will be what the UK is actually good at!” Silly, Graham. I’m actually a bit more excited about Alan because you know his shrill squeal will fill our living rooms if a queen walks out in a divine ball gown, and I’d imagine he’d openly heckle some basic queen for coming out with her wig askew. He seems more than up to the “challenge”:
“Wow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favourite shows EVER is a dream come true. I can’t wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store – it’s going to be sickening! *does death drop*”
Alan is also BFF with Adele, so if there isn’t a “Rollin’ In The Deep” Week where all the queens don red wigs (see? The UK does ginger-dom well, Graham!) and see who can make Michelle cry more with a breakup ballad that can ruin Beyoncé’s chance of a Grammy (again), this thing isn’t truly British!