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RuPaul announces Drag Race spin-off with celebrity contestants

RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race will air 2020.

Is there such a thing as too much Drag Race? Like Michelle Visage once said, “NO!” Earlier today, it was announced that the long-running reality series will air a spin-off with all-celebrity guest competitors. Sickening, no?

RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race will air in 2020 for four episodes with 12 celebrity contestants (three per episode). They will vie for the title of America’s Next Celebrity Drag Superstar as well as a cash prize, which will be donated to the charity of their choice.

The celebs will be aided by legendary former contestants such as: Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.

“Doing drag does not change who you are, it reveals who you are,” RuPaul said in a statement.

“I can’t wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drags!”

Whew honey, it’s safe to say the Drag Race franchise is… expanding. The show has been renewed for a 12th season, a fifth season of All Stars and the first season of the British spin-off is currently airing on BBC Three and WOW Presents Plus.

Drag Race Canada has also been confirmed – with season 11 alum Brooke Lynn Hytes announced as a permanent guest judge. On top of that, Drag Race Thailand has just airing its sickening second season with a third on the way very soon.

Thoughts on Celebrity Drag Race? And which celebrities would you like to see sashay, shantay and panther down the runway?

Last month, Drag Race won Emmys for Outstanding Competition Program, Outstanding Host for Reality/Competition Program and Outstanding Costumes for Reality Programming and Outstanding Hairstyling.

It was the second consecutive year the show took home gongs for Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host, and the third consecutive year RuPaul has walked away with the latter.

It’s a cultural phenomenon honey! So, don’t be surprised if more spin-offs are announced in the near future…

Related: Here’s your first look at Geri Horner on the Drag Race UK runway.

Related: Next week’s Drag Race UK promises “the best Snatch Game character” ever.

Related: Drag Race UK star Vinegar Strokes tells us what her iconic Snatch Game character would’ve been.

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