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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online: stream from the UK or abroad

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The library is open and mother has arrived! With more drama, make up and lip-syncing than ever, RuPaul's Drag Race UK is officially underway, and in typical fashion the queens have made a glamorous entrance. We know you don't want to miss a second of the action so here is how you can watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online. 

Watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online: when's it on?

The latest episode, Downton Draggy aired Thursday October, 10 with previous episodes sitting on BBC iPlayer to watch it on catchup.

Episodes air every Thursday at 8pm BST and will be available on BBC iPlayer thereafter.

Gentlemen start your engines for RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Everyone's ready to see the best woman win and the rest sashay away! A wonderful exploration of drag, art and sexuality, with a lot of borrowed catchphrases from the Paris is Burning documentary, RuPaul's Drag Race has such a massive global presence that a UK version has been created.

Downtown Draggy (the second episode) did not fail to impress. Fans saw the first proper feud between the Queens, along with Sum Ting Wong and Vinegar's emotional struggle of coming from homophobic backgrounds.

The Downtown Draggy challenge left the Queens struggling to prove their acting skills, except for Baga Chipz and Divina de Campo who delivered incredible performances. The audience was also treated to Maisie Williams as a guest judge and Crystal incorporating a full on dominatrix look. Unfortunately it wasn't all good news as we had another elimination - this time it was Scaredy Kat who had to shantay away.

With all the drama, laughs and tense emotions, it is safe to say we stan RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Basically you can not miss this, so keep keep reading to find out here how you can watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online.

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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online for free in the UK:

For those trying to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK, BBC Three is the place to be. The show will be put up at 8pm UK time on Thursday nights. BBC Three no longer features on your freeview channels or Sky tuners, so you'll have to go online or login through iPlayer (where they'll stay well after the event) to watch.

Live stream RuPaul's Drag Race UK from outside your country:

As well as the UK above, we'll tell you about your viewing options in the US, Canada and Australia further down this page.

Planned a holiday at the wrong time? Had to go on a business trip? Don't panic, you can still watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online. This is by using a VPN to bypass the whole geo-location situation. 

Which VPN is the ideal one for you? Our top pick is ExpressVPN. And how do you use that to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK? We're glad you asked...

Downloading and installing ExpressVPN lets you change your IP address. So basically whatever device you have, be it laptop, mobile, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, games console, etc, will think change its IP address is in a different location. So even if you are in Spain, the US, Australia, wherever, it will think it's back in the UK.

We consider ExpressVPN to be the best because it's so easy and straightforward. It also has very fast connections and watertight security. You can try it with a 30-day money back guarantee, or go for a much better value annual plan where there's a massive 49% off and an extra 3 months free.

Once you have it, go ahead and open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' to virtually transport yourself home - it's super easy to do. Once you've changed to an appropriate region, you just need to go to your home broadcaster and then you're ready to watch all the challenges and drama unfold on RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

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How to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online in the US:

RuPaul's Drag Race UK is available in the US on Logo and WOW Presents Plus. You can get fairly cheap subscription to WOW Presents Plus, with subscriptions starting at $3.99 a month with a 30-day FREE trial.

To watch it on Logo you simply need a TV subscription that includes the channel, plus luckily for you logo has an app so you can download it to watch on your tablet or smartphone. RuPaul's Drag Race UK will air in the US on Friday, 11 Oct at 8pm PT - new episodes then air every Friday at 8pm PT.

Where to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK from anywhere else 

Neither in the UK nor the US? Don't worry hennies we have tracked down other countries where you'll be able to watch RuPaul's Drag Race UK online.

In Canada, subscription services Crave and OUTtv have picked up the rights. While it's WOW Presents Plus and Stan in Australia

Crave and OUTtv will air the episodes the same day as they air in the UK- which means the premiere of this fabulous series is already available and waiting for you to watch it. The same goes for Stan and WOW Presents Plus - they have already added the premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. You will need a subscription to the service that you wish to watch it on (Crave, OUTtv, WOW Presents Plus or Stan).

If you're elsewhere, maybe holidaying abroad or living in a country not on this list? Don't worry, you can always get a VPN and stream the show from one of the countries above.

Who are the RuPaul's Drag Race UK Contestants?

Without further ado we introduce to you the Queens: 

  • Divina De Campo, 35 from West Yorkshire
  • Cheryl Hole, 25 from Essex
  • Blu Hydrangea, 23 from Belfast
  • Baga Chipz, 29 from London
  • Crystal, 34 from London (originally from Canada)
  • Sum Ting Wong, 30 from Reading
  • Vinegar Strokes, 35 from London
  • The Vivienne, 27 from Liverpool

Who has been eliminated?

  • Gothy Kendoll, 21 from Leicester
  • Scaredy Kat, 19 from Wiltshire