watch RuPaul Drag Race UK Versus the World online

RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World is set to premiere February 1 at 19:00  GMT (16:00 EST / 13:00 PST). This spinoff will see contestants of Drag Race UK take on contestants from the various international versions of the show. Read on to find out how to live stream RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World for free, from abroad (outside of the UK).

You should note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. This show has an extremely strong following, so unauthorized sources will almost certainly be available. However, these tend to be especially laggy, with low-resolution video. Additionally, third-party streams can be taken offline for copyright violation at any moment. Luckily, you can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World for free online anyway, so there’s no need to use unreliable, unlicensed streams.

Drag Race will only air on geo-restricted streaming services. As such, you’ll need a VPN to watch on your home services while traveling abroad.

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race UK from abroad with a VPN

Using a VPN to unblock geo-restricted streaming services from abroad is actually quite simple. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels your traffic privately via an intermediary server in a location of your choice. Meaning it switches your IP address to make it appear that you’re in your chosen location, enabling you to bypass geo-restrictions. Follow the steps below to quickly set up a VPN, so you can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World from anywhere.

Here’s how to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World free from anywhere:

  1. Start by signing up for a suitable VPN. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both exceptional alternatives.
  2. Download and install the VPN app. There’ll be several versions to choose from so be sure to get the right one for your device.
  3. Connect to one of your VPN’s British servers. This will give you a British IP address and trick streaming services into thinking you’re actually in the UK.
  4. Create a BBC iPlayer account. This is free and only takes a minute. Note: during registration, you’ll be asked for a postal code; any valid UK postal code will work.
  5. Finally, try watching a video on BBC iPlayer. It should start almost immediately, but if not, clear your cache and cookies, then try again.


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This show will be broadcast live, so it’s worth taking a few minutes to make sure your VPN works ahead of time. This will enable you to contact your VPN’s support team well in advance if you run into difficulty and prevent you from missing the start of an episode due to unforeseen technical problems.

How to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for free on UK TV

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In the UK, this show will air exclusively on BBC3. The good news is that this means you can stream RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World live, free of charge, using BBC iPlayer. There’s no need to worry if you miss an episode as this service allows you to watch new episodes for up to 30 days after they air.

British law requires you to have a TV license to watch anything on BBC iPlayer. However, this is easy to accidentally overlook since the service doesn’t always make it clear, and doesn’t verify whether you have a license or not. In fact, BBC iPlayer operates entirely on an honor system.

Want to catch up on older episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race? Netflix UK currently has 13 seasons, while iPlayer has three seasons of Drag Race UK.

These services are only available in the UK. This means you’ll need a VPN to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race UK from abroad. Still don’t have a VPN? NordVPN comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it and claim a full refund if you’re not impressed.

Where else can I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?

Most spinoffs aren’t released internationally but luckily, RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World will be available in a few different places Take a look below to find out how to watch in your country.


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American fans don’t have to wait too long since RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World episodes will be added to the WOW Presents Plus library about an hour after they finish airing in the UK. This streaming service costs $4.99 USD per month but unfortunately no longer includes a one-month free trial.

WOW Presents Plus is geo-restricted, meaning you’ll have to use a VPN to watch Drag Race UK from outside of the US.


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Canadian fans will be able to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World live and on-demand on Crave. This service costs $9.99 CAD (plus tax) per month, although if you have cable TV, you may be able to sign up at a discounted rate.

Crave also offers every single episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Drag Race: All Stars, and Drag Race UK, so there’ll be plenty to keep you occupied while you wait for each week’s episode.

This service is region-locked. As such, you’ll have to either be in Canada or connected to one of your VPN’s Canadian servers before you can watch.


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Stan has exclusive broadcasting rights to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in Australia. This is an on-demand streaming service, so you won’t be able to watch live. However, Stan will add episodes the day after they air in the UK.

This service costs $10 AUD per month and comes with a 30-day free trial. Further, it currently offers all 14 seasons of Drag Race as well as Drag Race: All Stars and Drag Race: Untucked.

Stan is geo-restricted and only available in Australia. To access it abroad, you’ll have to connect to an Australian VPN server.

Other locations

WOW Presents Plus is the official broadcaster for RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World everywhere except the UK, Canada, and Australia. There’ll be Portuguese and Spanish subtitles available, but audio will only be available in English.

This service costs $4.99 USD (around €4.48) per month but you can sign up from anywhere, plus there’s a 30-day free trial. This means that, if you’re willing to wait a few weeks, you can sign up, stream the entire season, and simply cancel to avoid being charged.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World cast and contestants

RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, and Alan Carr are the British version of Drag Race judges and will appear again in this spinoff. Here are all of the confirmed participants at the time of writing:

  • Baga Chipz, 31, from East London
  • Blu Hydrangea, 25, from Belfast
  • Cheryl Hole, 27, from Essex
  • Janey Jacké, 28, from Volendam, North Holland
  • Jimbo, aged 37, from British Columbia, Canada
  • Jujubee, 36, from Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lemon, 25, from New York
  • Mo Heart, aged 34, from Kansas City, Missouri
  • Pangina Heals, 32, from Bangkok, Thailand

Who won RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World?

Blu Hydrangea, the 23-year-old Northern Irish queen and first-ever contestant from her country on RuPaul’s Drag Race, emerged triumphant as both the victor of RuPaul’s DragRace UK Versus The World and Queen of The World. Her 2019 debut on BBC Three marked a precedent for this revolutionary series.

What is the latest season of Rupaul’s Drag Race in the UK?

Rupaul’s Drag Race UK season 4 premiered on September 22, 2022, and wrapped up with the finale on November 24, 2022.

Who won Rupaul’s Drag Race season 4?

To decide the winner of season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Black Peppa, Danny Beard, Cheddar Gorgeous, and Jonbers Blonde all competed in an ultimate showdown. After careful consideration, RuPaul eliminated Jonbers and Peppa from the competition, leaving Danny Beard and Cheddar Gorgeous to fight for their place in the finale with an epic lip sync battle set to Shirley Bassey’s iconic song ‘This Is My Life.’ After an exciting lip sync battle, RuPaul chose Danny Beard to become the United Kingdom’s next Drag Superstar!