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Drag Race UK confirms series 5 guest judges – including Yasmin Finney

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK has confirmed its guest judges for the fifth series, with famous faces including Doctor Who and Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney and The Masked Singer host Joel Dommett.

The latest instalment is coming to the BBC soon, and the celebrity guests who will join Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton on the panel have now been confirmed.

In addition to Finney and Dommett, the guest judges for the series include Aisling Bea, Alexandra Burke, Cush Jumbo, Daphne Guinness, Kristen McMenamy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Suranne Jones.

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"I'm a guest judge and it feels out of this world! I felt like I was on another planet during filming… Planet Joy!" said Finney, who will make her debut on Doctor Who later this year.

"I'm beyond excited to be a part of this series of RPDRUK," said Dommett, who will soon host Survivor UK for the BBC. "It's a dream come true to be so close to Ru and the runway! Got some great outfit ideas for when I enter next year…"

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In addition to the guest judges, the series will also feature celebrity cameos from Edward Enninful, Carol Vorderman, Karen Hauer and Claudimar Neto, with the quartet guiding our queens through a variety of challenges.

Vorderman and Burke have also been confirmed as the celebrity contestants for the show's Snatch Game challenge.

"For years I have admired the brilliant creativity in RuPaul's Drag Race, and never would I have thought I would be given the chance to work with such talented Queens," said Strictly Come Dancing star Hauer.

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"The raw talent and humour inspired me deeply. I had the best time getting to know them and seeing their transformation from rehearsal to show day in such a very short period. It was just magnificent," she continued.

"I've been excited about this from the moment I was asked, and it didn't disappoint,” added Vorderman, who recently appeared on I'm a Celebrity… South Africa. "Ha! Such fun to be a part of RuPaul's Drag Race UK and the iconic Snatch Game.

"All of the impressions were hilarious, clever and brilliant – it was a joy to play!"

RuPaul's Drag Race UK airs on BBC Three in the UK and streams on WOW Presents Plus in the US.

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