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RuPaul's Drag Race UK gets third series on BBC Three

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK has been confirmed for a third series on BBC Three.

Casting for the new season has already taken place with applications opening last November.

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It follows the delayed airing of the second season which first started filming in Spring 2020 before production was forced to pause due to the pandemic.

RuPaul said: “Looking forward to better days! I’m happy to announce the triumphant return of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Early in 2021, season 2 will arrive with all the hope, joy, laughter and glitter you’ve come to expect from our brilliant queens.

Confirming a third series, RuPaul added: "We feel honored that you’ve embraced our little show, and our only wish is that we can offer a smile at a time when we can all use it the most."

Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, said: “We’re very happy to confirm that series two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is on its way very soon and with 12 new queens to meet, it’s even bigger than the first series and we can’t wait for you to see it in early 2021.

"Also, because we’re so excited about it and can’t keep it a secret, we wanted to share the news now that there is going to be a third series as well.

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"It’s been a huge hit for us and we love it as much as you do so we’re delighted that we can continue our relationship with World of Wonder and can bring even more Drag Race to BBC Three.”

Series one and two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK.

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