Emma Bunton and Geri Horner 'to guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK'

Geri Horner

Two Spice Girls have reportedly signed up as guest judges for RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Emma Bunton and Geri Horner will both appear in the premiere UK series, it's been claimed.

According to The Sun newspaper, they will take part in separate episodes when the show airs later this year.

A source teased: “Geri is the perfect fit for Drag Race because she’s funny and fearless. Plus she knows exactly what she’s talking about.

"When Geri takes part she’ll be faced with a couple of wannabe acts and maybe a Spice Girls hit or two.”

They're set to be joined by singer Cheryl, with more guest judges to be announced in due course.

Like the original US seasons, RuPaul herself will decide who is crowned the UK's Next Drag Superstar, with fan favourite Michelle Visage by her side as a permanent judge.

Drag Race superfans Alan Carr and Graham Norton have signed up as the resident rotating judges, alternating on a weekly basis alongside the guest judges.

RuPaul said of the new UK version: “It is a dream come true to extend our royal family to the United Kingdom with our partners at BBC Three. I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.

"And before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a ‘Royal-Mother-To-Be’ runway challenge.”

Contestants will compete in individual or team challenges that test a specific drag queen skill before taking on the Maxi Challenge, the headline moment of each show.

There they may be required to perform, model in a photo shoot, prepare a runway look for a themed challenge before having to face the judges, with one contestant each week eliminated and asked to “Sashay Away”.

A premiere date for the series has yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, all series of the US show are now available on Netflix.

The eleventh series was added to the streaming platform on March 1, 2019.

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