Australian comedian, Rhys Nicholson has been announced as the third judge on RupPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
In a statement released by Stan, the streaming service that will air the show later this year in Australia, Nicholson spoke of his excitement in joining the show.
“I just can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have been invited into the illustrious house of Drag Race. I genuinely still can’t bloody believe it. The first words RuPaul ever said to me were ‘Welcome to the family’ and that’s exactly what it feels like. A family. Ru and Michelle are my new mummies. I hope the editors took out the bits where I’m just staring at them wide eyed trying to comprehend sitting next to them,” Nicholson said.
Nicholson added, “Being able to be a part of the show and help expose the world to our distinctive and particularly magnificent style of Down Under drag will forever be a highlight of my life and an honour. I hope I didn’t F**k. It. Up.”
In an earlier announcement posted to YouTube, Michelle Visage revealed the contestants will be announced at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend.
As an official partner of Mardi Gras, Stan will also have a float in the parade that will celebrate RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
The Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will premiere 2021, only on Stan.