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BBC acquires Canada’s Drag Race for iPlayer

June 15, 2020

BBC Three will show the first-ever Canadian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

From the makers of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Canada’s Drag Race will be showcasing an array of vivacious and talented queens and BBC Three will be the only place to view it in the UK – exclusively on iPlayer.

Twelve of the best drag artistes from Canada’s vibrant Drag scene will compete for the title of ‘Canada’s First Drag Superstar’, and with elements of both the iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the hugely successful Drag Race UK, this series promises to follow in their footsteps.

RuPaul said: “Canada’s Drag Race airing on BBC is further proof that self-expression, creativity and the tenacity of the human spirit resonates around the globe.”

Three permanent judges reside on the panel who include Drag Race series 11 alumni Brooke Lynn Hytes, model and LGBQT+ activist Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and supermodel and TV personality Stacey McKenzie and each week they will be joined by a celebrity guest host. Viewers can also expect a cameo appearance from RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, Michelle Visage who will appear as a guest judge.

Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, commented: “We’re very excited that BBC Three will be the only place in the UK to watch the first ever Canada’s Drag Race and to be working with World of Wonder again. With a brilliant combination of contestants, judges and challenges, it has all the ingredients of a spectacularly fun series – get ready to fall in love with these Canadian Queens!”

BBC Three will release the ten-part series weekly on BBC iPlayer, launching every Friday from July 3rd.

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