RuPaul’s Drag Race to air in UK on truTV

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UK fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will soon be able to watch the show on British TV for the first time.

truTV UK has acquired all seven seasons of the American reality show.

It also owns broadcast rights for companion series RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.

Starting with the fourth season, the channel will launch RuPaul’s Drag Race in June.

The hit US show, produced by World of Wonder, follows legendary drag queen and series host, RuPaul as he guides his contestants through a series of challenges from dress up and singing to the infamous “lip-sync-off” for their lives in his quest to find ‘America’s next drag superstar.’

Jane Mote, Turner Broadcasting UK’s channel director of general entertainment, said: “RuPaul’s Drag Race is an entertaining, outrageous show packed full of larger-than-life characters with a balance of humour and warmth that our viewers love.

“It’s a perfect fit for truTV, complementing the existing slate and showcasing the channel’s sense of fun.

“We’re really excited to become its TV home in the UK and to be working with [distribution company] Passion and creators and producers World of Wonder to spread the RuPaul love to new audiences.”

The first six seasons are also available to watch on Netflix in the UK.