How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online – live stream every episode FREE from anywhere

The lineup of the glamorous contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World season 2
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How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online

UK viewers can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 absolutely free on BBC iPlayer. The Drag Race spin-off will be hosted by WOW Presents Plus in the US, while episodes are added weekly on Crave in Canada and on Australian streamer Stan for viewers Down Under. Away from the UK and eager to catch up? Use a VPN to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 from anywhere.

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Premiered: Friday, February 9
Next episode: Friday, March 1
TV channel: BBC Three
FREE stream: BBC iPlayer (UK)
International streams: WOW Presents Plus (US) | Crave (CA) | Stan (AU)
Use a VPN to unblock BBC iPlayer when abroad

RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 preview

There were emerald tears after the first UK queen sashayed away. Yet potential hope and glory remain thanks to Tia Kofi, who slayed the runway after delivering high-fashion looks paying homage to Mama Ru. The iconic "Snatch Game" is coming up next, featuring special guests Sinitta and Jane McDonald. But if the remaining contestants fail to make the judges crack up, then even the most sick'ning queen could be sent packing. Read our guide below for how to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World online, and completely FREE on BBC iPlayer.

Mama Ru is back alongside Michele Visage and judges Graham Norton and Alan Carr for the sophomore season of Drag Race: UK vs The World. And it promises to be even bigger and better than the first – an impressive feat considering it gifted us that side-splitting Snatch Game performance from Baga Chips and a shady rivalry between drag icons Pangina Heals and Jimbo.

With the franchise continuing to grow, season 2 will feature even more contestants from around the world. That includes Drag Race España’s Arantxa Castilla-La Mancha, Australia’s Hannah Conda, and runner-up Marina Summers, who’ll no doubt be looking to snatch the crown for the Philippines. We’ll see them sissy that walk on the runway alongside US fan favorites Scarlett Envy and Mayhem Miller, in addition to UK drag talent such as Choriza May and Tia Kofi.

It's a sick’ning lineup with an equally gag-worthy roster of guest judges. Oscar-nominee Richard E. Grant, Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse, and Team GB Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley, will be there to cheer on the queens and ascertain their Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent, with the top two queens of the week performing a lip-sync and the winner able to send one of their rivals packing.

Ready to be gooped and gagged? Then read our guide below, which details how to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online for FREE from anywhere now.


How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 FREE online

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How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online for free

Friday, February 99pm GMT

Put some bass in that walk because RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World is back. Season 2 will air on BBC Three from Friday, February 9 at 9pm GMT, with episodes broadcast every week at the same time.

For those wanting to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online, you can watch episodes on BBC iPlayer live or on-demand shortly after their TV broadcast. It’s a FREE service, though you should have a valid UK TV licence, as these now cover digital content consumption, too.

Away from the UK right now? Just use a VPN to alter your IP address so you can stream your favorite TV shows and films online just like you would at home.

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online from anywhere

If you’re away from home when RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 airs, you’ll be unable to watch new episodes live or on-demand due to annoying regional restrictions. Luckily, there’s an easy solution.

Downloading a VPN allows you to stream online, no matter where in the world you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home. And ExpressVPN is the no. 1-rated provider you can get right now.

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Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs The World online:

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2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location i.e. UK for BBC iPlayer

3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's live stream - in this case, head to the BBC iPlayer website or app to watch RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs The World


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Can I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online in the US?

The last season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World landed on WOW Presents Plus back in 2022 in the US. Although we’ve yet to see explicit confirmation, we’d assume the show’s season 2 episodes arrive on the streamer, starting from Friday, February 9 at 4pm ET/1pm PT – exactly the same time as it’s broadcast in the UK – with new episodes available every week until March 29.

You can watch episode one of the series completely free. But you'll need a monthly subscription to watch subsequent episodes. Membership costs a meagre $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year and gives you access to the ever-multiplying number of international versions of Drag Race, including Thailand, Canada, Holland, Drag Race Italy, Spain, and the UK. Plus, the LGBTQ+ streamer has dozens of drag documentaries, originals, and specials like Werq the World and UNHhhh too.

But just because you’re out of the UK doesn’t mean you can’t connect to BBC iPlayer. When you purchase a VPN, you can watch the same streaming services you pay for back home, no matter where you are.

 

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How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 online in Canada

Friday, February 910pm ET / 7pm ET

Those with linear TV can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World on the Crave 2 channel on Friday, February 9 from 10pm ET / 7pm ET.

Alternatively, stream season 2 of the gag-worthy Drag Race spin-off with a subscription to Crave. A monthly subscription costs from CA$4.99 (plus tax) for the ad-supported Basic plan, or you can pay more and enjoy an ad-free experience. New subscribers get a 7-day FREE trial too!

Out of the country? Purchase a VPN to connect to the streaming services you pay for, and watch your favorite content from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 for free in Australia

Saturday, February 10

Drag fans down under can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World season 2 with a subscription to Stan. New episodes arrive from Saturday, February 10, with a new episode uploaded each week. A Stan membership costs from AU$10 a month, but first, new customers can enjoy a generous 30-day free trial.

Travelling overseas? Just because you’re out of the country doesn’t mean you can’t watch your favorite shows. Just download a VPN to stream from the same OTT platforms you would at home.


RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World season 2 – Meet the Queens

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World season 2, contestants

  • Arantxa Castilla-La Mancha, 25, from Madrid, Spain *
  • Choriza May, 31, from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Gothy Kendoll, 25, from Leicester, UK
  • Hannah Conda, 31, from Sydney, Australia
  • Jonbers Blonde, 33, from Belfast, UK *
  • Keta Minaj, 42, from Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • La Grande Dame, 23, from Nice, France
  • Marina Summers, 26, from Makati, the Philippines
  • Mayhem Miller, 41, from Riverside US *
  • Scarlett Envy, 31, from New York City, US
  • Tia Kofi, 32, from South London, UK

* Contestant was eliminated from the series

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World, episode guide

  • Episode 1 - Friday, February 9
  • Episode 2 - Friday, February 16
  • Episode 3 - Friday, February 23
  • Episode 4 - Friday, March 1
  • Episode 5 - Friday, March 8
  • Episode 6 - Friday, March 15
  • Episode 7 - Friday, March 22
  • Episode 8 - Friday, March 29

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Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.