How to watch Ru Paul's Drag Race UK series 2 wherever you are in the world

Here's how you can watch Ru Paul's Drag Race UK season 2 from anywhere in the world

Watch Ru Paul's Drag Race: Graham Norton, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr attend the Ru Paul's Drag Race UK Launch on September 17, 2019 in London, England.
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Want to watch Ru Paul's Drag Race UK season 2 in the US or anywhere else in the world? There's a way you can. The show returns to BBC Three and iPlayer this Thursday for a brand new season, so if you don't want to miss out on all the fun then read on. 

Ru Paul's Drag Race UK series 2: what to expect 

Ru Paul's Drag Race UK is back for a second season, kicking off on BBC Three with the first episode on Thursday 14 January at 7pm UK time. The show, which sees the UK's most glamourous drag queens battle it out to be crowned the drag race superstar of the year, has been highly anticipated among fans not only in the UK but around the world. 

This season will not only feature a brand new set of contestants, but also some fresh new faces on the judging panel including Elizabeth Hurley, Dawn French, Maya Jama, Jessie Ware, Sheridan Smith, Lorraine Kelly, MNEK and Jourdan Dunn among others, who will all appear as guest judges. Meanwhile, regular judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr are all back in their seats too. 

As for the contestants, this season will be made up of twelve new queens: Tayce, Joe Black, A'Whora, Tia Kofi, Ellie Diamond, Sister Sister, Veronica Green, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ginny Lemon, Asttina Mandella, Cherry Valentine, and Lawrence Cheney. 

May the best drag win!

How to watch Ru Paul's Drag Race UK season 2 online

The first episode airs on BBC Three and iPlayer on Thursday (14 January) and will be available to UK audiences. However, if you're currently abroad or live elsewhere in the world but desperately want to tune in to the new season then fear not, all you have to do is get a VPN

A VPN  is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and to change your IP address so your mobile, computer, or laptop thinks it's in another location. Meaning, you can watch your favourite show, film or event - even if you’re away from home.

Our favourite VPN service is ExpressVPN - rated the best VPN in the world right now, by our colleagues at TechRadar.

How to get started

1. First off, you need to make sure you have a  BBC iPlayer account so you can log in once your VPN is set up.

2. Then, download ExpressVPN, using the easy-to-follow instructions (you can get 49% off, 3 months free and there's a 100% risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee).

3. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the United Kingdom.

4. With your ExpressVPN installed and your location set to the United States, head to BBC iPlayer, log in and follow the instructions to stream Ru Paul's Drag Race UK.