Elizabeth Hurley, Lorraine Kelly, Sheridan Smith, MNEK, and Jourdan Dunn are the first names to be Ru-vealed as celebrity guest judges for Season 2 of the hit BBC Three show, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (RPDR UK 2), coming to BBC iPlayer at 7pm on Thursday 14 January.
The new series will showcase the most fabulous drag queens that the UK has to offer, as RuPaul searches for the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar. The celebrity guest will join RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, and Alan Carr to make a fierce panel of Drag Race judges.
Model, actress, bikini designer, and British icon Elizabeth Hurley joined the judging panel as filming kicked off earlier this year and the Queens served their first looks.
Award-winning actress of stage and screen, Sheridan Smith also joins RuPaul’s stellar line up for series two. A self-confessed Drag Race superfan, Sheridan takes her place on the panel as the Queens face the music and dance.
After taking part in last year’s Snatch Game, TV Presenter and LGBT icon Lorraine Kelly returns to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, this time on the main stage panel, after a challenge that may give the reigning Queen of morning television some competition for her crown.
Grammy and MOBO-nominated singer and artist MNEK is no stranger to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, having taken part in last year’s series as the celebrity guest vocal coach in the challenge which saw The Frock Destroyers rise through the charts with their single Break Up Bye Bye. This year, MNEK joins RuPaul on the main stage panel.
Fashion powerhouse Jourdan Dunn lends her catwalk expertise to the queens of series two, imparting the knowledge she’s gained from decades in the industry, as the Queens werk the runway.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise, including RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, is produced by World of Wonder.
Drag Race UK is commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and Kate Phillips, Controller, BBC Entertainment. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Ruby Kuraishe, and the Executive Producers are RuPaul, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Sally Miles and Bruce McCoy.