• Twiggy and Cheryl join the star-studded lineup of guest judges for Drag Race UK. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
"I cannot wait to watch our UK queens make their mark."
Samuel Leighton-Dore

19 Jul 2019 - 1:22 PM  UPDATED 19 Jul 2019 - 1:22 PM

British pop singer and former X-Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole has joined 1960s supermodel Twiggy as a guest judge on the upcoming series of Drag Race UK.

Speaking in a press release, Cheryl said: “I am a huge fan of Drag Race. I have always admired the work and dedication that goes into drag and have learned over the years that it is an art form."

She added: “It is not only fun and glamorous but equally as skillful and admirable, I find it incredibly inspiring. I just love the make up, creativity and the drama. I am honoured to be a guest judge.”

Taking to social media, the star added: “I am SO excited to tell you that I will be a guest judge on the first ever series of @dragraceukbbc!!

“I am such a huge fan of the show and can not wait to watch our UK queens make their mark! Coming soon to @bbcthree Gentlemen Start your engines and may the best woman win!”

Fashion icon Twiggy also expressed her excitement at being involved in the BBC production: “You see the most gorgeous women in the most glamorous outfits," she said in a statement.

“I love the creativity of the clothes and the makeup. I have been to a few drag shows and they’re brilliant and fun.”

The two join a long lineup of talent set to feature on the show, including Andrew Garfield, Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, Spice Girl Geri Horner and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix fame.

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