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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK first aired last year on BBC Three as the hugely popular competition made its journey across the pond. Before returning for a second outing, Express.co.uk exclusively spoke to judge Michelle Visage about what to expect and when it could return.
When will RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2 be released?
Viewers were ecstatic when the hit drag competition RuPaul’s Drag Race launched its first UK version in 2019.
Airing on BBC Three back in October, fans fell in love with the latest iteration of the hit series which put a unique British spin on the show.
After The Vivienne was crowned as the UK’s first Drag Superstar, viewers were also eager to know when the show would be returning.
The BBC has already confirmed it will be coming back with auditions for the series opening back in November 2019.
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However, in the wake of coronavirus COVID-19 shutting down production on television shows across the world, some fans have been wondering when it could be released.
This was especially the case after a BBC spokesperson confirmed to Digital Spy filming had been halted on the show back in March.
Now, judge Michelle Visage has given an update on the series in an interview with Express.co.uk.
She said: “Obviously everybody’s in lockdown so we have to follow government guidelines.
“It’s gonna happen but we just can’t do it in quarantine.
“So once the guidelines are lifted then we’ll have more information but we are excited to get underway.”
Therefore, it’s not clear whether Drag Race will be able to return this October but fans should rest assured it is on its way.
Visage also revealed in the chat a bit about why she wanted to bring the series to the UK so much.
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She added: “Let me tell you I’m a big driving force behind it happening because I came over here like six or seven years ago and started performing in the gay bars.
“And I saw the love and the passion for Drag Race and that’s the reason I did Celebrity Big Brother five years ago, was to bring attention to it.
“I knew that the LGBTQIA+ community in the UK needed their own version.
“These kids craved it, they deserved it. So I fought really hard for this British version to happen.
“It took five years, but it ended up where it belonged at the BBC of all places.
“And it was a huge hit because there’s so much heart and so much love in the UK for the art of drag.
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“You can see it in these kids’ bones, it was just amazing.”
While viewers wait for more episodes of the show, Visage is fronting a brand-new BBC Three series about her lockdown experience.
Called How’s Your Head Hun, fans can follow Visage and her family self-isolating in Los Angeles in the new series on BBC iPlayer.
Airing every Tuesday, each episode focuses on how they’re dealing with quarantine while Visage also catches up with some old friends via video chat.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2 is expected to return later in 2020.
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