Elton John set to star on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in biggest-ever signing for show

Sir Elton John is set to star on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, the Daily Star can reveal.

The music legend, 74, will appear as part of a challenge on the new series.

He is the biggest-ever signing for the hit ­reality show.

An insider told the Daily Star Sunday: “Elton is a massive fan of RuPaul and the show, so he was keen to be part of the new series.

“To say producers were thrilled to get him to sign up would be a massive understatement. They couldn’t believe their luck.

“Plenty of rival reality shows have never ­secured a guest this big.”

Elton, whose hits ­include classic Crocodile Rock and Blue Eyes, filmed his appearance earlier this year.

The superstar was unable to visit the studio in Manchester due to coronavirus restrictions, so he was beamed in via video link.

The insider said: “When Elton flashed up on the screen, the contestants couldn’t ­believe what they were seeing.

“His appearance was the big talking point during filming because it was such a fantastic moment.”

A string of other big names will also ­appear on the series, including Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

A BBC source said: “Producers have gone all out to get some great names for this ­series. It is definitely going to be the most exciting line-up yet.

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“Elton is by far the biggest star they’ve got taking part, but he won’t be the only A List name.

“Drag Race UK has become a big hit for the BBC and execs think it can get even bigger.”

The new series is due to air on BBC Three later this year.

RuPaul’s Drag Race first aired in the US in 2009 and is now in its 13th series.

It has spawned a string of international spin-offs in countries ­including Canada, Spain, and Australia as well as the UK version.

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