BBC drops cryptic first teaser for Drag Race UK season three and no, we’re not K hun

RuPaul and the Drag Race UK season three logo

Drag Race UK season three? Already? We do think.

The BBC Three Twitter account dropped a seven-second teaser for the new season of Drag Race UK on Monday (21 June), telling fans: “Start your engines.”

For what, we don’t know exactly. Is the BBC about to drop the Drag Race UK season three cast? Dump the whole thing on iPlayer? Reveal that RuPaul’s out and from now on, it’s Bimini Bon Boulash’s Drag Race?

Honestly, we don’t have a clue. But the BBC did tease that finally, “some good news” is coming, which fans responded to with calm restraint.

Joking. Of course, they all freaked out.

What do we actually know about Drag Race UK season 3? Start date to guest judges

Drag Race UK season three was confirmed back in November 2020, with the BBC announcing it would air sometime in 2021.

Since then we’ve had a couple of leaks. Said to be joining the judging panel for one of the new episodes is Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Also, in genuinely gag-worthy news, it was reported last month that Elton John would make a special appearance – though he won’t be cosying up to RuPaul, instead joining the queens via video link.

It’s said that season three filmed earlier this year, in Manchester, and was swiftly followed by an international All Stars edition that will pit UK queens against those from the US, Canada and Holland.

Hard facts are thin on the ground other than that, but we’re expecting that RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton will all be back. We’re also fairly certain there’ll be drag queens involved.

Veronica Green is all but confirmed to be returning, having been invited to return by RuPaul after she was forced to bow out of season two due to a positive COVID-19 test.