DANG! If you thought it might take a while for the Drag Race UK to rack up high-profile guests, you’d be wrong. Clearly, the legacy of the original show has had such an impact; following in the footsteps of Maisie Williams, Little Mix’s Jade Thirwall and Geri Horner, the hilarious and talented Michaela Coel will also judge the queens.

Michaela Coel shot to fame with Channel 4 comedy Chewing Gum; about a girl living on a council estate, struggling with relationships and sex under the watchful eye of her religious mother. Since then, such is a powerhouse of Cole, she’s gone on to star in Black Mirror and Black Earth Rising.

Coel said of the drag: “I love that you have to dare, you have to drop all of your societal norms and restraints that you’ve been taught and dare to embody someone higher”. And she’s right, most drag queens are high.


Drag Race superfan and Spiderman star Andrew Garfield has also signed up. He told BBC3:

“The creativity is always totally outside the box and it’s one of the many reasons I watch and love the show”.


We’re still waiting on an air date. And also for Katie Price to judge…