Iconic Drag Race host RuPaul will host Superstar Lingo, which is able to air on ITV and ITV Hub later this 12 months. (YouTube/RuPaul’s Drag Race)
Queen of Drag Race RuPaul goes to host a fully gag-worthy movie star spin-off of ITV’s recreation present Lingo.
Mama Ru has been introduced because the host of Superstar Lingo, which is able to pit famend personalities in opposition to one another in a phrase guessing recreation. Consider it as a fast-paced Wordle and bingo mash-up the place celebrities compete to fill within the blanks to determine lacking phrases.
Lingo first aired on ITV for a brief stint in 1988 and was primarily based on a US recreation present of the identical title. It was revived by the broadcaster in 2021 with a brand new format, with British comic Adil Ray as host.
Superstar Lingo will probably be screened later this 12 months on ITV and the ITV Hub and can characteristic an preliminary seven hour-long episodes, the Mirror reported.
RuPaul promised that the brand new present will probably be an awesome addition to the ITV line-up for individuals who simply “need to have enjoyable”.
“Now, greater than ever earlier than, individuals need to have enjoyable, and Superstar Lingo is right here to serve it up generously,” RuPaul mentioned.
Adil Ray, who will return for a 3rd sequence of the daytime recreation present, which options members of the general public, welcomed the queen of drag to the Lingo household.
He thanked all of the individuals – together with followers – who’ve made the sport present a success.
“I’m so grateful to everybody watching at dwelling, your complete crew and our fab contestants for giving me one other probability to host among the finest reveals on TV,” Ray mentioned.
“Even to those that shout four-letter Lingos at me on the street! Welcome to the workforce, RuPaul.”
In February, RuPaul was introduced because the host of a US model of Lingo.
RuPaul has dominated TV screens because the attractive ruler of the Drag Race empire because it has expanded from its dwelling within the US to the UK and ‘Down Underneath’.
The present has additionally reached locations together with Thailand, Holland, the Philippines and Spain, albeit with out Ru as host.
Simply final week, Drag Race introduced it could be increasing its horizons but once more as it’s set to sashay into Belgium.
Not a lot is thought concerning the Belgian spin-off of the profitable drag franchise, nevertheless it has been confirmed that followers outdoors Belgium will be capable to watch the brand new sequence on WOW Presents Plus.
Drag Race hopefuls in Belgium solely have a couple of extra days to use for the present as purposes are accepted till 8 Could, in keeping with the present’s official Twitter.
— Drag Race Belgique (@dragrace_be) April 29, 2022
RuPaul and Tom Campbell will probably be govt producing the present together with WOW founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.