How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 3 from anywhere in the world

12 new queens are in town, and 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' will crown one of them the winner

Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Gottmik, and Symone, winners of the Outstanding Competition Program award for 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' pose in the press room during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
(Image credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

The UK is getting a new queen, or 12 to be exact. RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 3 is here, and we're anxious to see how the events will unfold. Prepare for glamorous looks, genius makeup tips and some fierce competition. As Mama Ru would advise, "Start your engines."

The US transplant first made its way to the UK in 2019. Since then, it's been a huge success, and fans can't get enough of the self-titled "Olympics of drag". Considering season 1 saw as many as 15 million iPlayer requests in the UK, it's safe to say the new season will be a welcome addition to people's TV lineups. 

When is 'RuPaul’s Drag Race UK' premiering? 

The wait is over, folks. Ru Paul's Drag Race UK season 3 premiered on September 23, 2021 at 7 pm GMT (3 pm ET, 12 pm PT) on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)

The episodes will debut weekly on Thursdays, but the total number of episodes for this season has yet to be revealed. (The more the merrier, though!)

How to watch 'RuPaul: Drag Race UK' season 3

If you're in the UK, all you have to do is tune into the episodes on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). But you don't need to be in the UK to enjoy the show—you can also check out a VPN (opens in new tab)

VPNs allow you to change your IP address so, no matter where you are, you can access the same streaming services that you've already paid for and watch your favorite TV. Our pick of VPN is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)—it's fast, good value and all subscription plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try the service risk-free.

How to stream what you want, from anywhere in the world:

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the easiest and best value ways to watch what you want, anywhere you want to watch it. 

All subscription options come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try the service risk-free.



'RuPaul: Drag Race UK' season 3 first look

Have a look at all of the fun that's about to unfold! The teaser below will give you a sneak peek at the queens, guests judges and some of the looks you can expect from the contestants. 

The RuPaul: Drag Race UK season 3 queens

  • Charity Kase, 24, Lancashire
  • Choriza May, 30, Newcastle
  • Anubis, 19, Brighton
  • Victoria Scone, 27, Cardiff
  • Vanity Milan, 29, South London
  • Scarlett Harlett, 26, East London
  • River Medway, 22, Kent
  • Krystal Versace, 19, Kent
  • Kitty Scott-Claus, 29, Birmingham
  • Ella Vaday, 32, Dagenham
  • Elektra Fence, 29, Burnley
  • Veronica Green, 35, Rochdale 

RuPaul's 'Drag Race UK' season 3 judges 

Join Michelle Visage, Rraham Norton and Alan Carr for the ride! 

Guest judges include Spice Girls' Emma Bunton, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Strictly’s Oti Mabuse and more.

See more

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)