Hint: she played a lesbian mother


Start your engines, DIVAs! RuPaul’s Drag Race UK appears to be gearing up for the release of its new season, having announced casting for Season 4 on October 27 2021. Fans have been debating the intricacies of the line-up via various Reddit channels ever since, analysing potential cast members via absences in their social postings and gigs alike. But now, RPDRUK has confirmed one exciting detail of the upcoming season: Sex Education star Hannah Waddingham, who played Sofia Marchetti – Jackson’s mum – in Sex Education, will be joining as a guest judge.

Married to Roz Marchetti, Sofia and Roz formed some fantastic LGBTQI representation on the show. Opening up discourse around LGBTQI families and interracial parenting, Sofia revealed in a heartfelt conversation with Jackson that the couple tried so hard to conceive him. Notably, the show has been praised for its outstanding LGBTQI representation, introducing its first non-binary character in the form of Cal in September 2021.

Sofia and Roz Marchetti. Credit: IMDb

Hannah’s exciting news was Ru-vealed by RuPaul himself, who is currently guest judging on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Announcing that the pair had met a few months beforehand, he stated: “Now we know each other…because?”, with Hannah replying: “I’m a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.”

“I mean, I was giddy as all hell about that. Michelle will tell you, I was like, ‘Can’t believe I’m here’”, Hannah remarked. “I was slightly haunted by the fact that I decided to…that that was the day to run out in a pale pink latex rubber dress”, she joked. “If I’m gonna trot this look out, it’s going to be once.”

Drag Race UK has yet to announce further guest judges or a release date for Season 4. To keep up, follow RPDRUK on Twitter and Instagram.

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