Here's Why Graham Norton And Alan Carr Don't Appear On RuPaul's Drag Race UK Together

21 January 2021, 15:56

Graham Norton and Alan Carr are judges on Ru Paul's Drag Race UK
Graham Norton and Alan Carr are judges on Ru Paul's Drag Race UK. Picture: BBC

Graham Norton and Alan Carr are both judges on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, but why do they never appear on the show together?

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK kicked off in January with Graham Norton on the judging panel – leaving viewers wondering where Alan Carr was.

Alan and Graham were announced as judges on the UK version of the drag show before the first series in October 2019, however they will be taking it in turns to appear on each episode, just like they did in series one.

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The chat show hosts were signed up to appear every other week – something fans of the show might not have known in the run up to its launch in the UK.

They will both appear together for the finale of the show though, when one of the acts is crowned the 'Queen of Great Britain'.

Throughout the first UK episode, some viewers tweeted to say they’ll miss Alan when Graham takes to the panel and they’ll miss Graham when Alan takes to the panel.

Joining Alan and Graham on the panel throughout the UK series is of course RuPaul himself, Michelle Visage and a different celebrity guest judge each week including Sheridan Smith, Dawn French and Maya Jama to name a few.

Alan Carr on RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2
Alan Carr on RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2. Picture: BBC
RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2: Graham Norton on the panel
RuPaul's Drag Race UK series 2: Graham Norton on the panel. Picture: BBC

BBC presenter Graham appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars in 2016, so he’s no stranger to working alongside Ru.

When Graham was announced as joining the show he said: “Becoming part of the drag race family makes me ridiculously happy! I can’t wait to see what the UK drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!!!”

Alan has also previously met RuPaul when he appeared on his show in 2017, so the comedian was thrilled to be asked to join the show, describing it as “a dream come true”.

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