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15/12/2020 12:23 GMT | Updated 15/12/2020 12:28 GMT

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 2 Finally Has A Launch Date Confirmed

Excitingly, the British version of the hit reality show will be airing at the same time as its US counterpart.

The much-awaited second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finally has a launch date.

After winning over viewers with its first ever British series last year, filming on the second British series of reality competition began earlier in 2020, but had to be put on ice due to coronavirus restrictions.

With filming eventually wrapping in the autumn, the BBC has now confirmed that the first episode of the new series will arrive on the iPlayer on Thursday January 14 2021.

The queens taking part are yet to be announced, but it has been revealed that the new line-up will feature 12 contestants, an increase on the 10 who competed on the first season.

RuPaul will also be back as host and lead judge, alongside returning stars Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr.

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Last month, casting began on the third series of Drag Race UK, with RuPaul saying in a statement: “We feel honoured that you’ve embraced our little show, and our only wish is that we can offer a smile at a time when we can all use it the most.”

Excitingly, Drag Race UK will be airing at the same time as the 13th series of the regular US show, which debuts in America on New Year’s Day.

For the last few years, the US version of Drag Race has debuted on Netflix in the UK the day after it airs in America, meaning we should expect the first episode on 2 January. 

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