If you haven’t already heard of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I think the UK will soon be going mad over the American television show when it is aired on UK TV in June.
Similar to America’s Next Top Model this reality style competition follows a group of drag queens who go head to head to be crowned America’s next drag superstar. Prize money currently stands at $100,000, along with a lifetime supply of Anastacia Beverly Hills makeup (however, the makeup sponsor tends to change each season).
Hosted by America’s legendary drag queen RuPaul, the show is currently on its 7th season, and is a show full of laughs, emotion, and some serious talent. Not only do the queens have to partake in a catwalk every episode, amongst the challenges they are set, they often have to hand make their own outfits, act, and sing. This then results in an elimination at the end of every episode.
Each episode features guest judges, who in the past have included Sharon Osbourne, Adam Lambert, Pamela Anderson, and Khloe Kardashian to name just a few. There are also the permanent judges who serve alongside RuPaul, critiquing the queens on their runways. Since season 3, Michelle Visage has been a permanent judge, and the UK recently fell in love with her after she came 5th in Celebrity Big Brother so if you need more Michelle on your TV screens, then this is perfect for you.
No specific date has been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that channel truTV will be broadcasting all 7 seasons in the UK from June this year, however for some reason, they are deciding to start off with season 4.
Seasons 1-6 can already be watched on Netflix in the UK, however if you’re going to wait for the airing on truTV but would like to find out a bit more about the show before watching, then make sure to check out my other articles. The line up for season 7 which is currently airing in America, can be read here, and if you’re interested in my own personal favourites from the first six seasons, you can read that here.
- The Wait Is Over: RuPaul’s Season 8 Queens Have Finally Been Revealed - February 2, 2016
- Start Your Engines Drag Racers, RuPaul’s Queens Are Coming To A City Near You - February 1, 2016
- Stage Review: 4YE Jumped On The Priscilla Bus And Had A Great Time! - November 10, 2015