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Shantay you stay! Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK confirmed for second series

08 November 2019

Shangela appeared in RuPaul's Drag Race Seasons 2 and 3 and in All Stars Season 3, while Bob the Drag Queen won RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8.

According to the BBC the series - which is just over the halfway point and has seen five queens sent home so far - has had a total of 6.5 million requests on iPlayer to date.

RuPaul said today: "I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Let the search for the next group of queens begin!"

RuPaul's Drag Race UK made its debut on online-only BBC3 last month and comes to an end on November 21, with applications for the show's next 8×60′ run now open until November 15.

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Get ready to sashay: a second series of the United Kingdom version of global smash hit RuPaul's Drag Race will air in 2020, BBC Three has confirmed. Any queens with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent are to apply.

The first series started airing on BBC Three in October.

Having brought RuPaul's Drag Race UK to British screens for the first time to critical acclaim, BBC Three has opened applications to find another set of drag queens to compete on the show.

Drag Race features a regular panel of judges made up of Strictly Come Dancing contestant Michelle Visage, BBC chat show host Graham Norton and comedian Alan Carr. Every single queen for series one has brought something different to the table and I've loved watching and getting to know them. The series has been nominated in the US for 29 Emmys, with 13 wins.

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The deadline for applications if Friday, November 15 2019.

The eight-part series will conclude on 21 November. The executive producers are RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Sally Miles, Bruce McCoy and Ruby Kuraishe.

Fans of the show will be familiar with the sorts of challenges we might see in a second run.

The show was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC3, and Phillips.

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Shantay you stay! Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK confirmed for second series