Drag Race has repetedly been a theme for Saturday Night Live Sketches and RuPaul appeared in one of them as a cameo almost 3 decades ago. But now it is official – he is going to host the show after so, so many years of serving as a source of inspiration for it. RuPaul’s Drag Race confirmed on Twitter: “Start your engines…and live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!!! 👑 Can’t wait Mama @RuPaul!!! 💋 @nbcsnl” And on the one side of the coin the fans were excited, but there is a ‘but’ – in the episode aired February 8 Ru was paired to the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who is straight and married to a woman.
2020 will see the release of Drag Race season 12, All Stars 5 and Drag Race UK season two, plus the launch of Celebrity Drag Race, Drag Race Canada and Drag Race Australia. The next show in the line-up to air was expected to be All Stars 5 – however, there has been radio silence over the series, despite a traditional mid-January launch date.