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14th Sep 2021

Another Irish icon is joining Ru Paul’s UK Drag Race as a guest judge and we’re beyond hyped

Katy Thornton

First Nadine Coyle, and now this? Can you cope?

Yesterday BBC Three announced that Nadine Coyle would guest judge on the upcoming season of Ru Paul’s UK Drag Race. This morning, Nicola Coughlan, best known for her roles on Derry Girls and Bridgerton, took to Instagram to confirm she is also set to appear.

The Galway actress is beyond excited for her appearance. She states when asked to join the panel “I felt gorgeous, I felt perfect.” Under the BBC Three Instagram announcement she simply commented “IT’S HAPPENING!!!” and honestly that’s exactly how we feel about the news too. The series will be available to watch via BBC Three Player (via subscription). It starts on the 23rd September.

From panel appearances on Love Island Aftersun, to her outspoken and hilarious temperament on Twitter, we’re buzzing to see Coughlan guest judge on season three of Ru Paul’s UK Drag Race.

Header image via Instagram/nicolacoughlan

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