The fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK hasn’t even aired, yet casting for season five is already open!

On 2 September, the social media accounts for the series called “all UK queens” to register their interest for the new season by 16 September.

In an accompanying video, RuPaul said he’s looking for – as per – “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent,” adding: “So, if you’ve got what it takes, contact us now!”

To apply for season five, sashay over to

This week, it was confirmed that season four premieres 22 September on BBC iPlayer and will see the return of RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr as regular panellists.

It will include a plethora of iconic guest stars including Hannah Waddingham, Dame Joanna Lumley, Alison Hammond, Boy George, Lorraine Pascale, Mel B, Leomie Anderson, Olly Alexander and FKA Twigs.

Strictly Come Dancing will have a huge presence this year with hosts Tess Daly and AJ Odudu offering up their “best blankety blanks” in the Snatch Game, while dancer Giovanni Pernice puts the queens “through their paces” for an all-singing, all-dancing challenge.

Irish comedian Aisling Bea will also “drop by to bring some comedy to the competition” and legendary singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis provides the contestants with “a songwriting masterclass”.

The 12 contestants are yet to be confirmed, although Norton recently told GAY TIMES that season four boasts “some of the best queens we’ve ever seen” and is “really impressive”.

Describing it as a “post-COVID season,” Norton said the cast didn’t have the same difficulties as season three, who “weren’t making any money and lots of the dressmakers had stopped working”.

“I think it was really hard during COVID, so this is definitely a post-COVID season and it’s great,” said the comedian. “You can look forward to it. You don’t need to worry!”

The first three seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK have been a monumental success for the BBC, having been streamer over 51 million times.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season four will return to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on 22 September at 9pm.