How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2 wherever you are in the world

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

RuPaul'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 RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 2 in the US, or anywhere else in the world? There are different ways to do so. The show is officially back with brand new episodes every Thursday on BBC Three via iPlayer. But if you can't access those platforms and still don't want to miss out on all the fun, then we might have a solution for you. 

RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2: what to expect 

The second season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK kicked off on BBC Three on Thursday 14 January at 7pm GMT (2pm ET and 11am PST) and we've been getting weekly episodes every Thursday ever since. The show, which sees the UK's most glamorous drag queens battle it out to be crowned the Drag Race superstar of the year, has been highly anticipated among fans around the world. 

This season features not only a new set of contestants, but some fresh new faces on the judging panel each week including Elizabeth Hurley, Dawn French, Maya Jama, Jessie Ware, Sheridan Smith, Lorraine Kelly, MNEK and Jourdan Dunn, who are all set to appear throughout the season. Meanwhile, regular judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr are back in their rightful seats too. 

As for the contestants, this season started off with 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. 

In week one, Joe Black was the first contestant to be sent home and every week, we'll be saying goodbye to another queen. 

May the best drag win!

When is RuPaul's Drag Race UK on?

The show airs every Thursday at 7pm  GMT (2pm ET and 11am PST) on BBC Three and iPlayer. 

How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 2 online

While the main platform for UK audiences is BBC Three and iPlayer, there are other ways to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK. 

Streaming service WOW Presents Plus allows audiences worldwide (except those in Canada) to watch the show on their platform. The service is available on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Android for $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year (and you get a seven-day free trial), so all you have to do is sign up to watch. 

Alternatively, you can watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK from anywhere in the world by using 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.

Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.