Jonathan Ross planning new TV talent show for drag stars

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As if there weren't enough talent contests on telly, Jonathan Ross says that he's planning to search for the UK's best drag superstar in a new show.

The presenter has revealed that he's a huge fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, which aired on E4 in 2009 and 2010 - but has ran for six seasons in the US.

Drag Race sees RuPaul - who had a top 40 hit over here in 1992 with 'Supermodel (You Better Work)' - head a panel of judges as they critique contestants' efforts in a series of challenges.

The two hopefuls who do the worst then must go head-to-head in a lip-synched music performance, before RuPaul decides which of them should be sent home.

Apparently Jonathan likes the show so much that he's enlisted the help of DJ, music promoter and drag queen Jodie Harsh to work on a UK version.

"I am a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race," the 53-year-old told the Daily Star. "I think [drag] is a fabulous art. I’ve been working with Jodie on a UK version.

"Unfortunately we have had to take a break because of some family issues, but we’re hoping to pick it up again in the near future."

Jonathan is no stranger to working behind the cameras, having set up production company Hotsauce TV with his wife Jane Goldman.

The firm's credits include his eponymous chat shows Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and The Jonathan Ross Show as well as Channel 4's popular Big Fat Quiz Of The Year.

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