How to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' season 5 from anywhere in the world

Ready for 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' season 5? Here's how to watch the queens lip-sync for their lives and compete for the crown, no matter where you are

The cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5
(Image credit: BBC)

Who'll get RuPeter Badges, and who will get the boot? Here's how to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 5 and enjoy all of the fabulous adventures headed our way.

How to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' season 5

According to BBC, we have quite a bit to look forward to: "RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is like a box of chocolates: You never know what delicious delight you’re going to get. Series five is no exception, with sickeningly-sweet runway looks, some jaw-dropping lip-syncs, and a new group of queens to get obsessed with."

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Time and date: Wednesday, September 28 at 9pm
Channel: BBC Three, BBC iPlayer
Stream: BBC iPlayer
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

How to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' in the UK

The fun gets underway on BBC Three beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 9pm, and new episodes will air on Thursdays at 9pm on BBC Three. You can catch up with each episode on BBC iPlayer.

How to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' in the US and beyond

Not in the UK, hun? No problem: you won't be left out. Tune in with the help of a VPN, which allows you to change your device's IP address to unlock content that might not be available in your physical location. 

We highly recommend Express VPN, the top-rated VPN from our sister site, TechRadar. You can try it risk-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, your activity is secure, data is private and help is available whenever you need, 24/7. (Should you encounter any issues while using the VPN, remember to delete the cookies from your device or switch to a new server.)

Here's how to get started with a VPN for Rul Paul's Drag Race UK season 5:

1. You will need to create a separate BBC iPlayer account in order to start streaming and use a UK postcode upon sign-up. ExpressVPN is a complement to BBC.

2. Follow the download instructions for Express VPN

3. Open the app, and select your server location as anywhere in the UK. 

4. Once Express VPN is installed and your locale is set to the UK, log onto your BCC account and follow the instructions to start streaming. 

Catch a sneak peek of what's ahead on 'Drag Race UK'

Meet the queens starring in 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' season 5

Although we have a smaller group of just 10 queens this go-around, that's not to say the show's skimping on the fabulousness—far from it. Here's who's competing this season: 

  • Alexis Saint-Pete
  • Banksie
  • Cara Melle
  • DeDeLicious
  • Ginger Johnson
  • Kate Butch
  • Michael Marouli
  • Miss Naomi Carter
  • Tomara Thomas
  • Vicki Vivacious

Who is hosting 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' season 5?

We have the usual suspects, folks: 

  • RuPaul
  • Michelle Visage
  • Graham Norton
  • Alan Carr

Who are the guest judges on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' season 5?

Viewers will be treated to many a cameo this season. According to the stars behind the show, here are the fabulous guest judges stopping by for some fun: 

  • Aisling Bea
  • Alexandra Burke
  • Cush Jumbo
  • Daphne Guinness
  • Joel Dommett
  • Kristen McMenamy
  • Sophie-Ellis Bextor
  • Suranne Jones
  • Yasmin Finney

And that's not even including celebrity guest appearances. You can catch Carol Vorderman, Alexandra Burke, and Claudimar Neto, among others, this season. 

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