It has been confirmed by the BBC Three that Michelle Visage will be joining the judges panel on RuPaul's Drag Race UK, joining previously announced host RuPaul.
Michelle says “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"!
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the brilliant (and Emmy Winning) Executive Producers of Drag Race and World Of Wonder founders 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!”
As far as rounding out the judges table, there have been rumors abounding. While some queens from across the pond have been mentioned to join the table and give some patended UK flavor, there are plenty of celebrities across the pond who are beyond qualfied to join RuPaul and Michelle at the table to weigh in on who will be the first "UK's Next Drag Superstar"!
After eight seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race and four of All Stars, it would simply not feel the same without New Jersey born and raised (and self proclaimed "anglophile") at the Drag Race judges table. The cohesiveness, teamwork and love that RuPaul and Visage demonstrate is continuously palpable, and it will be interesting to see how they judge queens from across the pond
Michelle confirmed it best on her own Instagram page (@michellevisage) this morning with the simple words; "See you on the main stage queens"!
"God Save The Queen" indeed!