The RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5 release date has been confirmed

The RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5 release date has been confirmed

Start your engines: RuPaul's Drag Race UK is racing its way into season five, and we're so excited we could scream. Prepare to lip sync for your life, as RuPaul is joined once again by a stellar cast of Drag Queens, guest judges, and very-British-challenges, in what can only be described as the most fun you can have with your clothes on (ahem).

Here's everything you need to know about RuPaul's Drag Race UK, from the guest judge line up, the premise, the cast and more.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5 cast

Get ready, the queens are here! This season we're welcoming 10 brand new queens to the Werk Room: Alexis Saint Pete, Banksie, Cara Melle, DeDeLicious, Ginger Johnson, Kate Butch, Michael Marouli, Miss Naomi Carter, Tomara Thomas and Vicki Vivacious.

And here is everything you need to know about them:

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5 guest judges

You wait for the most stellar of *all* line ups. This year, the celebrity guest judges are:

  • Aisling Bea

  • Alexandra Burke

  • Cush Jumbo

  • Daphne Guinness

  • Joel Dommett

  • Kristen McMenamy

  • Sophie-Ellis Bextor

  • Suranne Jones

  • Yasmin Finney

There will also be some celebrity cameos to look forward to:

  • Edward Enninful OBE stops by the Werk Room

  • Carol Vorderman and Alexandra Burke offer up their best Blankety Blanks during Snatch Game

  • Karen Hauer brings her stellar choreography and coaching skills

  • Claudimar Neto guides the finalists through an all singing all dancing number

What is RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5's release date?

As confirmed by BBC Three, RuPaul's Drag Race UK season five landed on our screens on 28th September. The official RuPaul's Drag Race UK Twitter/X account shared the date along with a brand new trailer for the series on 12th September:

The episodes will then air weekly on Thursday nights on BBC iPlayer and BBC Three.

What is RuPaul's Drag Race UK?

The premise follows RuPaul and Michelle Visage as they search for the UK's next Drag Queen superstar. Each week, Queens take part in a series of challenges, before the judges vote on their weekly winner, while the contestants in the bottom two must then "lip sync for their lives" to avoid being eliminated. Each episode winners receive a 'RuPeter Badge', while the eliminated contestant must leave the competition.

We're so excited for this.

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