We all breathed a sigh of relief when it was confirmed that Michelle Visage would be joining Ru behind the judges' table on RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. Now it has been revealed that the other two judgey Judies from Drag Race, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews, will not be jumping the pond with Ru and Michelle.
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Replacing Carson and Ross will be two British television icons, Graham Norton and Alan Carr. Graham Norton, who hosts long-running Graham Norton Show, and Alan Carr, who hosted the late-night series, Chatty Man, from 2009 to 2016. For Drag Race U.K., Graham and Alan will rotate as resident judges—like Carson and Ross do for the U.S. version—and then they will both appear on the finale.
Graham has already sat behind the judges' table before, during All Stars Season 2, and it was on Alan's Chatty Man back in 2015 where Ru first talked about Drag Race U.K. becoming a reality.
"Becoming part of the Drag Race family makes me ridiculously happy!" Graham said about joining the Drag Race U.K. judges' panel. "I can't wait to see what the U.K. drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!"
Alan also added: "Wow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favorite shows EVER is a dream come true. I can't wait to see what the U.K. queens have got in store—it's going to be sickening!"
The first season of RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. will consist of eight episodes and scheduled to air later this year on BBC Three.