Maisie Williams to guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has been announced as one of the guest judges for the upcoming debut season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

The British spin-off of the Emmy-award winning reality competition still features RuPaul as host and main judge, along with Michelle Visage and UK talk show favourites Graham Norton and Alan Carr rounding out the panel.

“What I love the most about drag is the story of the drag queen behind the facade,” Williams said.

“I think that so much of drag comes from a place of real pain and seeing how that transforms into a character is so interesting to me. I love that about art and about drag.”

The 22-year-old opened up about her own sexuality years ago, in an interview with Nylon.

“I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours. It’s like what Shailene Woodley said; I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is set to premiere later this year. Stay tuned for updates on an Australian broadcast.

OIP Staff