Michelle Visage to judge RuPaul's Drag Race UK
5 February 2019 - 1:00 PM

Michelle Visage to judge RuPaul's Drag Race UK

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Michelle Visage has been confirmed as a judge for "RuPaul's Drag Race UK".

The 50-year-old TV presenter will join forces with previously announced host RuPaul Charles on the BBC Three show in a bid to search for the best and brightest drag queens the UK has to offer.

Michelle said: "We've been working tirelessly to bring the magic of "RuPaul's Drag Race" to my favourite city in the world: London.

"I know the UK has a wealth of talent to offer and I'm thrilled beyond belief to see these queens battle it out on the main stage, UK style. God save the queens."

Michelle has judged eight seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and four seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars" in the US.

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The series was nominated in the States for a record-breaking 23 Emmys, winning nine times.

Michelle and RuPaul have worked together for more than 20 years from their successful "What's the Tee" podcast to over 100 episodes of their 90s talk show, "The RuPaul Show" and also their morning radio show.

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Emmy Award-winning executive producers and co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailed are grateful that the brunette star will be on the show in the UK.

They said: "Michelle has worked tirelessly to help bring Drag Race to the UK, we are grateful she is part of our family.

"She is a quadruple threat; she sings, she dances, she acts, and boy, can she judge. Queens beware!"

The upcoming series - which test the wannabe queen's modelling, comedy and acting skills - is to air on BBC Three in 2019.

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