Canadian PM Justin Trudeau becomes first world leader to sashay onto Drag Race. Yes, really

Drag queen Brook Lynn Hytes and Justin Trudeau

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is set to become first world leader to sashay into the Drag Race werkroom later this month. 

The Liberal Party politician will make the extra special guest appearance, meeting the queens in the upcoming Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs the World season, set to premiere this month.

In the official trailer for the season, which dropped today, Brooke Lynn Hytes introduces Trudeau to the queens in the werkroom, who are all suitably gagged and gooped.

It’s not known whether the Canadian prime minister will be taking a seat as a guest judge on the main stage, but fans have taken to social media and seem happy enough to see him on the show in any capacity.

“Justin Trudeau being on Drag Race was not on my bingo card,” one wrote, while another eloquently said: “GAY RIGHTS B*****S.”

Others seemed less surprised that out of all the world’s leaders it’s Justin Trudeau hitting up Drag Race first, given his pretty positive stance on LGBTQ+ rights, while others have expressed disbelief that there are still at least some world leaders who seem to care about LGBTQ+ lives and culture.

Earlier this year, the US speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7, opening up doors for some of the world’s biggest political names to potential head onto the main stage.

However, it seems somewhat unlikely that Rishi Sunak will be stomping the runway any time soon.

Canada’s Drag Race hits screens on Friday 18 November and features queens including Canada’s Drag Race season two winner Icesis Couture, Drag Race UK icons Victoria Scone and Vanity Milan, as well as All Stars 6 legends Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Ra’jah O’Hara.

The trailer also promises a wild season, with the queens alluding to a “game within a game”, “sabotage” and, of course, “delusion”.

Other guest stars on the Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs The World will include the franchise’s season one winner Priyanka and All Stars 4 winner Monet X Change, who will both join the judging panel.

Canada’s Drag Race vs the World will premiere on BBC Three in the UK on 19 November.

The show will also be available internationally on streamer of all things drag, WOW Presents Plus.