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Time to sashay away? Why Drag Race UK risks losing its cheeky charm
With shock eliminations and rushed challenges, the third series hasn’t compared to previous brash, irreverent outings. It’s time to bring back the authenticity – and the joy

Michael Chakraverty

24, Nov, 2021 @4:03 PM

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From Louis Walsh to Motsi Mabuse: our favourite TV judges
The X Factor’s master of indecision, Strictly’s hilarious dancing queen, plus the least qualified foodie on TV and more. Our writers pick their top telly adjudicators

Stuart Heritage, Hannah J Davies, Rachel Aroesti, Graeme Virtue, Ammar Kalia, Henry Wong, Hollie Richardson and Luke Holland

11, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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‘I don’t play music when I have sex – maybe I should’: Michelle Visage’s honest playlist
The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge puts together the soundtrack of her life

Elle Hunt

04, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The duo behind Drag Race: ‘We saw RuPaul in a loincloth and went, “Oh my God!”’
They took RuPaul from obscurity to global fame – inventing The Adam and Joe Show along the way. As Drag Race UK returns to the BBC, we talk to Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Ryan Gilbey

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Rainbow colours and legs for days’: Australian fly species named after drag star RuPaul
CSIRO entomologist Bryan Lessard says the soldier flies look like ‘little gems buzzing around the forest floor’

Caitlin Cassidy

15, Sep, 2021 @5:34 AM

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Alyssa: Memoirs of a Queen review – ego fest with a helping of humility
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards rampages into the West End and has an easy way with the crowd

Brian Logan

09, Jun, 2021 @6:12 PM

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BBC cuts Prince Andrew joke from RuPaul’s Drag Race
Joke in Australian version at expense of Queen’s scandal-hit son deemed not suitable for British audiences

Jim Waterson Media editor

11, May, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Start your engines for Drag Race Down Under: here’s everything you need to know
From the in-jokes and lip syncs to this season’s guest stars (both Minogues!), here’s a guide to the season before it lands on Stan

Ben Neutze

29, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under contestant apologises for past performances in blackface
Two cast members of the Australia and New Zealand edition of the TV show have apologised for their past, after racially insensitive images resurfaced online

Matilda Boseley

18, Mar, 2021 @4:52 AM

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'I take music seriously': Drag Race stars begin crossover chart success
The Eurovision homage, which entered the UK charts ahead of Rita Ora and Pink, leads a new wave of drag queens sashaying away from novelty pop

Colin Crummy

26, Feb, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Drag Race star Sister Sister: 'One troll described how he'd like to see me die'
A competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK writes about the ‘wall of hate’ online, and asks: when will the abuse stop?

Sister Sister

22, Feb, 2021 @12:30 PM

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'No queen is a loser': why RuPaul's Drag Race is a tender balm in lockdown
The hit contest transports viewers into a world of big hair, bigger heels and even bigger hearts, and has made me feel less fearful about the world we live in

Yomi Adegoke

11, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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