'RuPaul's Drag Race: UK Versus the World' will be the show's first international 'All Stars' season.

Your First Look At Drag Race: UK Versus The World Is Finally Here

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As a wise woman once said, “Drag is all over the world; it’s a phenomenon.” Sure enough, the Drag Race franchise has proven those words with several international spinoffs, and now, queens from all over the world are finally going to come together for the first time ever. This is something many fans have been hoping to happen for a while now, and on Dec. 21, World of Wonder revealed it’s finally happening. So, here’s what superfans need to know about RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World, including its premiere date on Wow Presents Plus and intel on the cast of queens repping their countries.

As of the new series’ announcement, Drag Race has given fans seven international iterations of the show: Drag Race UK, Canada’s Drag Race, Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race Holland, Drag Race Down Under, Drag Race España, and Drag Race Italia. However, because Down Under, España, and Italia premiered so recently in 2021, they won’t be represented in UK Versus the World. The rest of the international seasons will be sending a queen or two to rep them, though, with Drag Race UK being the most heavily represented, given the show’s title and its filming location in the United Kingdom. And for fans who only watch the tentpole United States seasons, there are a couple of fan-favorite queens who are back to compete.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World Premiere Date

The new series was announced on Dec. 21 and it will air on Wow Presents Plus. The series will premiere on Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. ET.


RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World Cast

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Of course, the biggest question about UK Versus the World is which fan-fave queens will be competing. BBC Three and Wow Presents Plus announced the cast on Monday, Jan. 17, revealing the nine queens from across international seasons who will compete:

  • Baga Chipz (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1)
  • Blu Hydrangea (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1)
  • Cheryl Hole (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1)
  • Janey Jacké (Drag Race Holland Season 1)
  • Jimbo - (Canada’s Drag Race Season 1)
  • Jujubee - (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2, All Stars 1, and All Stars 5)
  • Lemon - (Canada’s Drag Race Season 1)
  • Mo Heart - (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 and All Stars 4)
  • Pangina Heals - (Drag Race Thailand Seasons 1 and 2)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World Trailer

World of Wonder dropped the trailer for the season on Tuesday, Jan. 25, a week before its premiere. The trailer didn’t show any of the queens on the runway, instead focusing on the various guest judges, which include: Melanie C, Jade Thirlwall, Clara Amfo, Daisy May Cooper, Jonathan Bailey, Michelle Keegan, Johannes Radebe, and Katie Price.

Probably more exciting than the trailer, World of Wonder shared a lengthy “Meet the Queens” video in which each contestant got plenty of time to make their case for the crown.

Tune into Wow Presents Plus on Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. ET to catch the international All Stars extravaganza.

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