RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will return for a second series in 2020

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will return in 2020 for a second season, it’s been confirmed.

The BBC and programme makers World of Wonder have officially announced a second series to air on BBC Three next year.

Series one – currently airing Thursday nights at 8PM online – has been a runaway success for BBC Three with 6.5 million total requests on iPlayer just over half way through the series.

RuPaul said today: “I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

“This season’s queens proved that Britain’s Got Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent and I want to see more! Here’s to another season of love, laughter and light!”

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, added: “The response to the current UK series has been nothing short of dragulous; our viewers have really taken the show and the amazing queens to their hearts.

“So I’m delighted that Ru and the gang are going to shantay stay. Let the search for the next group of queens begin!”

Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, commented: “I’m delighted that BBC Three will be the home for series two of Drag Race UK. Every single queen for series one has brought something different to the table and I’ve loved watching and getting to know them. The show is a huge hit for us and we’re very much looking forward to unleashing another series for our audience to tuck into!”

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Co-Founders and Executive Producers, enthused: “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has legs and we could not be more thrilled.

“It all turned out so “much bettah” than we could have imagined, from working with BBC Three to the UK queens’ boundless talents. We can’t wait to see who shows up to flash their tuppence for season two!”

You can apply to take part in series 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK online via

The deadline for applications if Friday, November 15 2019.

Meanwhile, the current series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK continues Thursday nights at 8PM airing on BBC Three via BBC iPlayer.

The eight-part series will conclude on 21 November.