RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada: How to watch Canada’s Drag Race in the UK
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada is coming to the UK in July and fans of the drag scene are excited to see more queens take to the catwalk. Fans in the UK have joined the huge following as Drag Race UK made its debut last year, and Drag Race All Stars season five has just launched in the UK. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about how to watch Drag Race Canada in the UK.
How to watch Drag Race Canada in the UK
Drag Race fans will be pleased to hear even more queens will be taking to the stage, and BBC Three will be airing the spin-off show.
The 10-part series, Drag Race Canada, with be shown on the BBC Three iPlayer platform every Friday from July 3.
This is not a series for UK fans to binge, as they will have to wait for the weekly episodes to drop.
They can access BBC iPlayer online or through a smart TV, so there are plenty of options to watch the new series.
There are some changes to the spin-off show, with the main judge’s seat being filled by a new guest.
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RuPaul Charles will be giving up the main judge’s seat for the spin-off, with veteran queen Brooke Lynn Hytes taking over the role.
The season 11 Drag Race star is the first drag queen to take on RuPaul’s role, and other judges include LGBTQ+ activist Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and supermodel and TV personality Stacey McKenzie.
Like the original series, the panel will be joined by a celebrity judge each week, and Drag Race star Michelle Visage will make an appearance.
BBC Three controller Fiona Campbell told Digital Spy: “We’re very excited that BBC Three will be the only place in the UK to watch the first ever Canada’s Drag Race and to be working with World of Wonder again.
“With a brilliant combination of contestants, judges and challenges, it has all the ingredients of a spectacularly fun series – get ready to fall in love with these Canadian Queens.”
Brooke Lynn Hytes has been sharing the trailer for the new spin-off series on her Instagram account.
The queen said: “I’m just so proud and excited to be a part of this show. Thank you. Work hard and never give up on your dreams kids.”
In the trailer, RuPaul is heard saying: “After many years of dreaming, it’s official. We are looking for Canada’s first drag superstar.”
Fans are introduced to the Canadian queens who are here to make “herstory” in the debut series.
Viewers catch a glimpse at some of the games and challenges which are due to feature in this season, and there is plenty of drama to come in the quest to find the Queen of the North.
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Brooke Lynn shared another post on social media which said: “Herstory! I remember a year ago I was in the @WorldOfWonder offices, just after filming season 11, and I said ‘I want a Canadian Drag Race… and I want to be a judge’.
“Well, dreams come true! I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a permanent judge on @canadasdragrace.”
An official Canada’s Drag Race Instagram account has been set up ahead of the launch, as US fans will be able to watch the series a day early, on July 2.
The main judges and Michelle Visage feature in a photo on the catwalk, with the message: “Ooooh girl, guess who’s coming over!
“Find out the celebrity guest hosts joining us for the search of Canada’s first drag superstar.”
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The list of queens competing in this season of Drag Race Canada are:
The classic Snatch Game and reading challenge will return as this series serves up some fan-favourites.
Guests judges due to feature in the series include fashion designer Biddell, actress Amanda Brugel, singer Allie X and recording artist Deborah Cox.
UK fans are looking forward to the new series following the success of Drag Race UK.
RuPaul told The Independent: “Canada’s Drag Race airing on BBC is further proof that self-expression, creativity and the tenacity of the human spirit resonates around the globe.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada will air on BBC Three in the UK on July 3. In the US, fans can watch the show on WOW Presents Plus
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