RuPaul's Drag Race UK: How to watch online and catch up on past episodes

Watch and stream RuPaul's Drag Race UK 2019

The main stage of RuPaul's Drag Race UK

RuPaul's Drag Race UK is on air now and here's how to watch and catch up on the latest episodes online.

The first ever series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK started on Thursday, October 3 at 8PM.

The premiere British series will follow the same format as its American counterpart. 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”.

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online

RuPaul's Drag Race UK airs online via BBC Three. New episodes are available weekly from Thursday, October 3 at 8PM.

You can watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online and catch up on past episodes via BBC Three HERE.

The debut UK season will air over eight, hour-long episodes.

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."

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 various guest judges.

Meanwhile, the Queens on Drag Race UK's first series were confirmed earlier this year.

They are Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Crystal, Cheryl Hole, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Sum Ting Wong, Scaredy Kat, The Vivienne, Vinegar Strokes.

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race past series

While this is the first ever UK Drag Race, the American version has been airing for over a decade.

You can currently watch all eleven past seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race online via Netflix here.

A twelfth season has already been confirmed, to air in 2020.

News about a possible second UK season has yet to be announced.

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