RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is gearing up for its fifth series, scheduled to premiere on BBC Three in September 2023. RuPaul is all set to reprise his role as the main host and head judge, and he’ll be joined once again by the familiar faces of Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton on the judging panel, all of whom returned for their fifth season. The series commenced filming in Manchester in January 2023, and the eagerly awaited cast for this season was unveiled on social media on September 11, 2023.
Before the fourth series of the show commenced on September 2, 2022, an announcement was made through the show’s social media channels that casting for the fifth series had officially begun. The application period remained open for a duration of two weeks and ultimately closed on September 16, 2022.
In this article, we will delve into the spotlight on Drag Race UK Season 5, focusing on the newly revealed cast and its anticipated release date.
Cast For Season 5 Of BBC’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Unveiled
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has unveiled its highly-anticipated lineup for season five. On September 11th, BBC Three made the exciting announcement, revealing that this season will feature 10 queens vying for the coveted title of ‘Britain’s Next Drag Superstar.’
- Here are the Queens for this season, listed without any specific order:
- Alexis Saint-Pete, 29, from London
- Banskie, 23, from Manchester
- Cara Melle, 26, from London
- DeDeLicious, 20, from Kent
- Ginger Johnson, 34, from County Durham
- Kate Butch, 26, from Buxton
- Michael Marouli, 39, from Newcastle
- Miss Naomi Carter, 23, from Doncaster
- Tomara Thomas, 25, from Hartlepool
- Vicki Vivacious, 36, from Cornwall
The victor of season five will join the esteemed ranks of Drag Race UK Hall of Famers, including The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney, Krystal Versace, and Danny.
Season Five Begins In September 2023 With Start Date Pending Confirmation
The fifth installment of the series is scheduled to commence this month in September 2023, though an official start date has not been officially confirmed yet. The official Twitter account for the show has made this announcement.
The series will be broadcast on BBC Three, with each episode running for approximately one hour. Viewers can always catch the show on BBC’s iPlayer service and also have the option to catch up on previous seasons from prior years.
RuPaul’s Star-Studded Judge Lineup For Drag Race
RuPaul, the show’s creator, boasts an extensive network of celebrity connections, ensuring that Drag Race consistently delivers top-tier guest judges and a stellar panel of regular judges.
In the past, we’ve had guest judges like Kathy Burke, Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix, and Alison Hammond, and this year’s lineup of famous faces has already been confirmed, promising an exciting roster. Aisling Bea, Alexandra Burke, Cush Jumbo, Daphne Guinness, Joel Dommett, Kristen McMenamy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Suranne Jones, and Yasmin Finney are all set to join the panel this year, making it an impressive lineup.
In addition to these star-studded appearances, we can also look forward to cameo appearances by Edward Enninful OBE, Carol Vorderman, Karen Hauer, and Claudimar Neto. It’s an extraordinary lineup!
Michelle Visage, a regular judge and longtime friend of RuPaul, will continue her role, joined by Graham Norton and Alan Carr as regular judges, with Norton and Carr taking turns on an episodic basis.