Drag Race UK’s season 4 release date is fast approaching, meaning a new batch of UK queens will soon be strutting their stuff.


Twelve new queens will enter the famous werk room with plans to impress Mama Ru, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr and become the UK's next Drag Superstar.

Each week, the judges will be joined by celebrity guest judges, with Dame Joanna Lumley, This Morning's Alison Hammond, Olly Alexander and FKA Twigs among the big names. You can see a full list of the Drag Race UK season 4 celebrity guest judges here.

But who are the 12 new contestants? As we wait for the show to return, here's everything we know so far about season 4.

Drag Race UK season 4 release date

RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 4

CONFIRMED: Drag Race UK season 4 will start on BBC Three on Thursday 22nd September at 9pm.

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Viewers can expect more death drops, tricks, splits and stunning looks across 10 fabulous weeks.

BBC Three announced at the end of October 2021 that casting for season 4 had begun, with RuPaul telling fans: "If you think you got what it takes to be the UK's next drag superstar – well, I want to hear from you."

Drag Race UK season 4 cast

Jonbers Blonde
Jonbers Blonde in RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 4

The Drag Race UK season 4 cast was announced earlier in September.

The 12 new contenders for the Drag Race UK crown are Baby, Black Peppa, Cheddar Gorgeous, Copper Topp, Dakota Schiffer, Danny Beard, Jonbers Blonde, Just May, Le Fil, Pixie Polite, Sminty Drop and Starlet.

Dakota will make history as the British franchise’s first-ever transgender woman contestant.

"It’s important to show that trans people have vibrant lives and they’re funny! And they can have a good time,” she recently told Gay Times. “It’s time to finally shift that narrative, and I have a unique opportunity to showcase a side of our community that hasn’t been shown on national British television on this scale.”

Drag Race UK season 4 judges

As usual we can expect to see the current panellists return for another year.

The judging line-up at the moment consists of RuPaul and Michelle Visage, with Graham Norton and Alan Carr alternating every week to make room for a guest judge and we'd be very surprised if that were to change in season 4.

As well as this, the celebrity guest line-up has been announced, and it's fantastic.

From Spice Girls member Mel B, to singer FKA Twigs and It's A Sin's Olly Alexander, viewers are in for a right treat this year!

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 4 starts on BBC Three on Thursday, 22nd September at 9pm. Seasons 1-3 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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