MNEK, AJ & Curtis Pritchard join RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The BBC has announced a trio of new celebrity guests for the upcoming first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.


Dance brothers AJ and Curtis and singer-songwriter MNEK will join the first ever UK series, applying their considerable talent and experience to help coach the queens through some testing challenges.

MNEK is an award-winning multi-talented British singer and songwriter who has written for some of the music industry’s biggest stars including Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Little Mix and Dua Lipa.

MNEK said: “I had so much fun working with the queens on Drag Race UK! The public is in for a real treat.”

Appearing on screen together for the first time are dance and choreography superstar brothers, AJ and Curtis Pritchard, when they help the remaining queens with their dance skills for one of the challenges.

AJ Pritchard said: “I am such a fan of RuPaul and was honoured to be asked to work on the UK show. We had an amazing time working with the queens and cannot wait for you to see the performance.”

Curtis Pritchard added “I jump at the chance of working with my brother anytime anything together comes up, so doing that and being asked to be part of something so iconic was a yes from me!”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three.

Based on the American version, it will showcase the most fabulous drag queens that the UK has to offer and see RuPaul crown the UK’s First Drag Superstar.


Maisie Williams, Geri Horner and Jade Thirlwall, Michaela Coel and Andrew Garfield, Cheryl and Twiggy have previously been announced as the extra special celebrity guest judges joining RuPaul and Michelle Visage for one episode each alongside Graham Norton and Alan Carr who will be on rotating judging duties.

A start date for the series has yet to be revealed, with BBC saying only that the show will start in the “autumn”.