Maisie Williams has been confirmed as the first guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Bristol-born Maisie plays Arya Stark in Game Of Thrones, a role she has played since the age of 13.
Now, at the age of 22, she is a global name, a fashionista, and a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Maisie will feature as a celebrity guest judge for the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, which will start on BBC Three later this year.
The BBC tease: “As the cult fantasy drama Game Of Thrones draws to an end today, fans of Maisie Williams can rest assured that Arya Stark of Winterfell will continue to serve fierce in her next role as one of RuPaul’s extra special judges in the search for the first Drag Race UK superstar.”
Maisie said today: “What I love the most about drag is the story of the drag queen behind the facade.
“I think that so much of drag comes from a place of real pain and seeing how that transforms into a character is so interesting to me. I love that about art and about drag.”
Other rumoured guest judges for the upcoming series range from actor Andrew Garfield to popstars Cheryl, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner.
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 various guest judges.
Beyond sometime in 2019, a premiere date for the first series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has yet to be confirmed.
Alan Carr recently teased what he could about the show in a chat with DigitalSpy.
“It’s really good, that’s all I can say. It was like, no phones, the most securitied thing ever,” he said. “It was like Fort Knox. It was amazing to be part of something like that and no-one is going to be disappointed.
“I’m going to get in to trouble even for saying that.
“I’ve signed something, I can’t say anything.”