Paul O’Grady will serve as a special guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK when the series sashays its way onto BBC Three later this year.
That’s according to judge Alan Carr, who let slip the news after his own involvement in the British edition of the drag competition was announced yesterday (14 February).
Carr, who will alternate with Graham Norton on the panel each week next to RuPaul and Michelle Visage, revealed that drag legend O’Grady would be making an appearance during an interview with the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning (15 February).
“I found out that Paul O’Grady’s a judge on it, and so is Graham Norton,” he told host Zoe Ball.
No official word has been made by the BBC as to O’Grady’s involvement, at the moment it looks like Carr may have let the cat out of the bag.
Seeming to back-track on Twitter, the former Chatty Man host wrote: “I saw it on Twitter!! (I know) Hope he’s doing it!! Oh God!! Have I put my foot in it?!!
O’Grady rose to fame on the London gay scene in the 1980s with his drag alter ego Lily Savage before later finding mainstream success in the ’90s on TV shows like the BBC’s Blankety Blank.
The entertainers involvement with the UK version of the serious seemed doubtful after he previously admitted he “can’t bear” the US version of the show.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three in 2019.