Fire up your smoke machines and get your Southern Cross tattoos on immediately, because RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia is reportedly starting filming this month, which means we’ll finally be able to understand the inside jokes made by cast members on the show.

In an exclusive from Daily Mail, it was revealed that the cast members of the show (which have already been secretly confirmed), will commence filming on January 29. On top of this, we’ll apparently be getting episodes in late 2021, which will allegedly be presented as Stan Originals. I’m loving everything I’m hearing so far.

According to Daily Mail, although the show is going to be called RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia, it will be filmed in New Zealand, where there are understandably way less COVID problems to worry about.

The show is reportedly going to feature a brilliant selection of Aussie and Kiwi queens, who have already signed their NDA’s, so don’t go asking them any questions, okay.

“It’s 100 per cent going ahead. Queens have been cast and they’ve signed NDAs [non-disclosure agreements] to keep it hush-hush,” an exclusive source told Daily Mail.

Whether the finer details are correct or not we’ll just have to wait and see, but we’ve known that an Australian version of the show has been in the works for quite some time now, which was probably further encouraged by the massive success of Drag Race UK and Canada’s Drag Race.

RuPaul has also been rumoured to be on the hosting panel this time around, which makes sense given the fact that his husband, Georges LeBar is Aussie AF. I mean, if she isn’t the host, it’s unlikely that Courtney Act will take her place, given the drama between her and Ru in the past, but we sure would love to see it.

Here are just a few of the drag queens who have been rumoured to be cast on Season 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia.

Karen from Finance

Felicia Foxx

Coco Jumbo

Vanity Faire

Etcetera Etcetera

Art Simone

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