We are but one week out from the return of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars for season three. We know who’s competing, and we know when it’s happening.Now, we know who’ll be doing the judging.
In addition to returning judges Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley, Ross Matthews is joining All Stars as a full-time judge. Though he’s been a permanent judge the flagship show since season seven, this will be his first full-time gig on the spinoff. He’s replacing All Stars 2 judge Todrick Hall, who will be a guest judge this season.
Speaking of guest judges, there will be a boatload of them: In addition to returning guests Hall, Marc Jacobs, Vanessa Williams, Adam Lambert, and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, All Stars 3 will welcome for the first time Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Shay Mitchell, Chris Colfer, Constance Zimmer, Emma Bunton, Garcelle Beauvais, Nicole Byer, and Nancy Pelosi.
Yes, that Nancy Pelosi. Drag Race is getting congressional, y’all.
Also new to this season: VH1 is hosting a Drag Race fantasy league for fans to compete in. There’s a pair of tickets to the season 10 finale on the line for the fan who picks the right six queens; each queen will earn points for their contestant through their performance in every challenge. The league will launch on VH1’s website at noon ET on Friday.
Finally, to tide fans over until the premiere next Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. ET, VH1 released footage of the nine announced queens first appearing in the workroom. (The 10th queen remains a mystery until the show premieres.) Watch that new sneak peek below.