RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 will air in the UK on Comedy Central

Channel to show new episodes just 48 hours after their US premiere

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3

Comedy Central has announced it will air the upcoming third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars in the UK.

British fans of the popular drag talent contest usually get their fix on Netflix, but the streaming service doesn't have the rights to the All Stars spin-off.

However, there's good news for everyone gagging to see the new season, as Comedy Central has come to the rescue.

The broadcaster has announced that it will begin airing All Stars 3 on Saturdays at 10.00pm, beginning on 27th January.

This means UK viewers will get new episodes of the show just over 48 hours after their US premiere.

All Stars gives queens who failed to triumph in previous years another shot at joining Ru's Drag Hall of Fame.

Returning contestants include Aja, fresh from last year's ninth season, BenDeLaCreme, season six's 'Miss Congeniality', and Shangela, who becomes the first queen to compete three times.

The line-up also features Morgan McMichaels, Milk, Kennedy Davenport, Trixie Mattel, Chi Chi DeVayne and Thorgy Thor.

Meanwhile, RuPaul has teased that a tenth mystery queen will be revealed at a later date.

The news came while another Drag Race alumnus, Courtney Act, is making her own splash in the UK on Celebrity Big Brother.

The Australian performer, real name Shane Jenek, is one of the bookies' favourites to win the Channel 5 reality show.

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 begins on Comedy Central on Saturday 27th January at 10.00pm.

In addition to Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk, the channel is available to watch on NowTV and TVPlayer.

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