How to Watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ in the United States
God save the queens. For the first time ever, RuPaul’s Drag Race is headed across the pond, for a season comprised of drag performers from the United Kingdom. Can fans in the United States watch Drag Race UK? Here’s what we know about the upcoming season and how to stream episodes of the reality series online.
What makes ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ different from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race?’
There isn’t just any regular season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. This season of the Emmy-award winning reality series takes place in the United Kingdom, featuring new, local queens in this iconic competition. One of the exciting and unique aspects of this season are the guests on the judge’s panel.
Graham Norton, RuPaul, Alan Carr, and Michelle Visage will act as the main judges, while celebrities, singers, and actors will appear as judges throughout the series. That includes Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and The Amazing Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield. Of course, RuPaul thought of one of the most recent additions to the royal family, Meghan Markle. During an interview with The Sunday Times, RuPaul explained that he would love to have the Duchess of Sussex on a season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
“I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of the Queen’s queens,” RuPaul said in a statement. “And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ’Royal-Mother-to-Be’ runway challenge… I predict that we will be doing this English edition of Drag Race for many years to come. I think also, audiences around the world are going to start to require the English version, because it’s different, it’s the same, but it’s different. There’s a different tone.” ”
You can still watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ even if you live in the United States
In the United Kingdom, fans can watch Drag Race UK on BBC Three starting this October, which is on BBC iPlayer. However, some fans in the United States are wondering how they can get their Drag Race fix from within America. Lucky, RuPaul has the answer.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will be available on World of Wonder’s streaming platform, WOW Presents Plus. WOW Presents Plus is also the home of many Drag Race-related shows, including Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova’s UNHhhh and Miz Cracker’s JewTorials.
When does ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ premiere?
This upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is closer than you think. Drag Race UK premieres on WOW Presents Plus and the BBC iPlayer this October. Local queens to appear on this season include Divina De Campo, Cheryl Hole, Blu Hydrangea, Baga Chipz, Gothy Kendoll, Crystal, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes, Scaredy Kat, and The Vivienne.
Following this season, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 5 will premiere on VH1. However, there is no official release date for these seasons. Until then, fans can watch episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked on VH1.com and on the VH1 App.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premieres on Oct. 3, 2019.