I've very little knowledge about the drag scene in the UK, but i keep seeing the same names doing the rounds in London, none of the ones i know could match the skills of those on the US version. Baga Chipz? Sandra?? Dave Lynn??
This might be a stupid question, but is Ru doing the usual hosting and judging??
Yes, Ru will be hosting thankfully - there were talks a few years back for a UK version but with Jodie Harsh hosting. That fell through for some reason, and as much as I like Jodie, I couldn’t imagine the show working as well without Mama Ru front and centre.
Yeah. She does Got Talent in Ireland and Drag Race US though... If she does this one too, she will be really busy. I know Drag Race is not live, and even though they air an episode each week they probably film it in a month or so, but still, I'm sure she wants some free time to spend with family and stuff!
From what I have read, the filming days are spent waiting around for Ru to get ready! Each runway is filmed twice so that the judges can have time to come up with their witty lines. The ball days are the longest as each queen needs to change twice.
Would imagine 10 filmimg days for the episodes plus the finale.