The queens are about to step in front of the cameras again for the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.—and we don’t know about you but we are feeling much betta after hearing this news.
Drag Race U.K. judge Alan Carr appeared on Lorraine to talk about the new season of his show, There’s Something About Movies, but Lorraine’s guest host, Christine Lampard, couldn’t let him leave without asking for the latest update on Drag Race resuming filming.
“That was so surreal… so we just had to tell everyone, ’That’s it,'” Carr revealed, recalling when production was shut down back in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “And then you saw all of these miserable drag queens just walking out of the studio.”
“I’m filming that in a fortnight’s time, so that will be nice to just get that finished,” Carr continued. “It’s also good for some of the drag queens who maybe their sewing wasn’t that good… because in the lockdown, if they’ve got any sense, they’d be on that sewing machine, with that pedal down! No excuse.”
As NewNowNext previously reported, like pretty much every other television and movie production, filming for Drag Race U.K. Season 2 was postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“In light of the spread of COVID-19, after much consideration, production on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. will be temporarily pausing filming both in consultation with and supported by the BBC,” a BBC spokesperson told Daily Mail back in March. “We will continue to review all productions on a case by case basis and will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organisation, and Public Health England.”
Filming was already underway at Pinewood Studios, but a source told The Sun that continuing production was “deemed far too risky” with contestants, talent, and production teams all on set.
“At the moment the plug has been pulled completely on the show and as it stands, the second series of Drag Race is on hold,” the source added. “It’s awful for everyone involved, people aren’t working and the studios are empty. But obviously the health of everyone on the show comes first.”
Drag Race U.K. was renewed for a second season back in November 2019.
“I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.,” RuPaul said in a statement at the news of the renewal. “This season’s queens proved that Britain’s Got Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent and I want to see more! Here’s to another season of love, laughter and light!”
Does Carr’s update have you feeling much betta? Hear his full spiel in the video below.