‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK:’ Here’s What Fans Are Saying About the New Season

Gentlemen, start your engines — the competition has already begun. This time, RuPaul is taking his reality competition series overseas, with a new cast of drag queen contestants. The first episode premiered on WOW Presents Plus in the United States, and the fans are living for it. Here are some fan reactions of the first episode of season one of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

This article contains minor spoilers from episode one of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK!

The first season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ premiered on WOW Presents Plus on Oct. 3, 2019

It feels like just yesterday fans were watching Yvie Oddly snatch the crown on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11. Now, there’s a new cast of queens for fans to fall in love with. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premiered on BBC iPlayer and on WOW Presents Plus on Oct. 3, 2019.

Almost instantly, fans rushed to social media commenting on their favorite queens. This season premieres on the United States television network, Logo, later next week.

Fans noticed different in prize values between the regular seasons of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and those of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’

One of the biggest gags of this episode was the prize that the winner of the main challenge received. For an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars, the winner of a lip-sync goes home with $10,000. For RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, the winner of the main challenge received a “Ru-Peter Badge.” Fans started making jokes as soon as the season aired.

“The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK receives a one year’s supply of Yorkshire Tea, a cash prize of £1,000 (post-Brexit) and will be the next in line for the British throne,” joked one Twitter user.

“I can’t wait for the grand prize of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK to be a year’s supply of Claire’s Accessories butterfly clips and £20,000 in Woolworths vouchers,” commented another Twitter user.

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Gothy Kendoll, Vinegar Strokes, Divina De Campo, Sum Ting Wong, Crystal, The Vivienne, Blu Hydrangea, Baga Chipz, Cheryl Hole and Scaredy Kat of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ | Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Some fans are just excited for the upcoming season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars’

Even though RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premiered on WOW Presents Plus and in the United Kingdom, some fans are already thinking about the future. RuPaul announced an upcoming season of his Emmy-award winning reality series and a season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars. However, there is no official premiere date for either season.

“I kinda [want to] watch Drag Race UK, but before I know it All-Stars 5 and [the] main season are gonna be here and off-season is already like two seconds long face with rolling eyes a sis needs some time to breathe,” said one Twitter user. Other fans mentioned the hard work and dedication that goes into this reality competition series.

“[I] don’t wanna be that gay, but ahead of Drag Race UK airing tonight, can we all just take a second to remember that the performers involved are people. Vulnerable, fallible, and queer, just like many of us. This [opportunity] is a super exciting thing. Let’s not lead with cruelty,” wrote another Twitter user.

Episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK are available for streaming in the United States on WOW Presents Plus. The season begins airing on the United States television network, Logo, on Oct. 13, 2019.