BBC Acquires ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Season 1, Will Premiere On BBC Three In July
BBC has acquired Canada’s Drag Race season 1, new reports confirm.
As reported by Variety, BBC has made the purchase of the Canadian spinoff and is set to debut the show’s upcoming first season on its streaming service, BBC Three.
“Canada’s Drag Race airing on BBC is further proof that self-expression, creativity and the tenacity of the human spirit resonates around the globe,” RuPaul said in a statement.
Canadian Brooklyn Hytes is set to host Canada’s Drag Race, the first promotion of its kind in the RuPaul world. (Photo: VH1)
“We’re very excited that BBC Three will be the only place in the U.K. to watch the first ever Canada’s Drag Race and to be working with World of Wonder again,” said Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three. “With a brilliant combination of contestants, judges and challenges, it has all the ingredients of a spectacularly fun series. Get ready to fall in love with these Canadian Queens.”
According to the report, the show will premiere on BBC Three on Friday, June 3, and air weekly, which is nearly the same schedule it’s following here at home in Canada.
Brooklyn Hytes, runner-up on Season 11 hosts the show, and model and LGBT+ activist Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and supermodel Stacey McKenzie judge. Crave has also lined up a series of guest judges, including Michelle Visage.
Drag Race Canada – minus RuPaul – premieres on Thursday, July 2 on Crave.