Move over Olivia Colman, there are some new queens in Londontown.
Earlier this week the latest international version of the Drag Race franchise, Drag Race Philippines, was announced, but keep your passports out — and put a kettle on — because now we’re jumping across the pond for some highly-anticipated Drag Race U.K. news.
This morning, the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season 3 was RuVealed, and the 12 queens competing for the coveted title of the U.K’s Next Drag Superstar are Anubis, Charity Kase, Choriza May, Elektra Fence, Ella Vaday, Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, River Medway, Scarlett Harlett, Vanity Milan, Veronica Green (who is returning after leaving the competition early last season due to testing positive for COVID-19), and Victoria Scone.
In addition to the queens, it was announced that RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, and Alan Carr would all be returning to judge the new season. Now we know who will be stomping into the workroom on the new season, but we don’t know when exactly. The season will premiere “later this fall,” airing day-and-date on WOW Presents Plus for U.S. viewers. So best just to keep your calendars clear, love.
Earlier this year Scottish queen Lawrence Chaney was crowned the U.K.’s next drag superstar on the finale of Drag Race U.K. Season 2: “The truth is for years people have been sleeping on Scottish drag queens, but this season was so fresh. It was super special and I think that’s what people connected with,” Lawrence told BBC Three after her win.
Who will take home the crown this year? Pour some piping hot English tea and scroll through below to see pics of this season’s sickening crop of queens.
Charity Kase (Lancashire)
Choriza May (Newcastle)
Elektra Fence (Burnley, Lancashire)
Ella Vaday (Dagenham, Essex)
Kitty Scott-Claus (Birmingham)
Krystal Versace (Kent)
River Medway (Kent)
Scarlett Harlett (East London)
Vanity Milan (South London)
Veronica Green (Rochdale, Lancashire)
Victoria Scone (Cardiff)
RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season 3 will premiere later this fall on WOW Presents Plus.