Cheryl and Twiggy confirmed as RuPaul's Drag Race UK guest judges

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Two more names have been confirmed as guest judges on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

The first ever British series of the hit American drag competition will air on BBC Three this autumn.

It will showcase the most fabulous drag queens that the UK has to offer and see RuPaul crown the UK’s First Drag Superstar.

RuPaul will be joined by a special guest judge each week and today the original queen of British fashion, Dame Twiggy and British popstar icon, Cheryl have been confirmed for the new series.

Awarded a Damehood for her services to fashion, the arts, and charity and a personal heroine of RuPaul, Dame Twiggy DBE was the perfect choice as a celebrity judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Twiggy said of the show: “You see the most gorgeous women in the most glamorous outfits. I love the creativity of the clothes and the makeup. I have been to a few drag shows and they’re brilliant and fun.”

Cheryl is a modern pop icon known from globally-renowned girl group Girls Aloud, and later going on to solo chart success, and appearing as a judge on The X Factor and a dance captain on The Greatest Dancer.

Cheryl said: “I am a huge fan of Drag Race. I have always admired the work and dedication that goes into drag and have learned over the years that it is an art form. It is not only fun and glamorous but equally as skillful and admirable, I find it incredibly inspiring.

"I just love the make up, creativity and the drama. I am honoured to be a guest judge!”

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

RuPaul will be joined by fellow permanent judge Michelle Visage and rotating resident judges Graham Norton and Alan Carr.

Other weekly guest judges confirmed include Masie Williams, Geri Horner, Jade Thirlwall, Michaela Coel and Andrew Garfield.

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