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Michaela Coel confirmed as a guest judge on Drag Race UK

EXCITED: Michaela Coel

TWO-TIME Bafta Award-winning actress Michaela Coel has secured a spot next to iconic RuPaul on the judging panel for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

This autumn, BBC Three are set to air the UK’s very first adaption of the US Emmy-winning show, and it has just been announced that Coel will be a guest judge on the show’s first season, alongside a host of other stars including actor Andrew Garfield, Little Mix’s Jade Thirwall, Maisie Williams and many more.

Ghanaian-born Coel is best known for her relatable, well characterised and witty role of Tracy in the award-winning series Chewing Gum. Since the hit show came to an end, Coel has taken on roles in Black Mirror, Black Earth Rising and London Spy, as well as the critically-acclaimed Netflix film Been So Long

As an uber drag fan, Coel couldn't contain her excitement to be a part of the UK’s search to find the next drag superstar. She said: “I love that you have to dare, you have to dare and you have to drop all of your societal norms and restraints that you’ve been taught and you have to dare to embody something higher.”

We look forward to seeing our very own UK favourites on RuPauls Drag Race UK, which will air Autumn 2019.

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