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RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 premieres new trailer and confirms Daisy Ridley and more as guest judges

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 3 days ago Megan Davies
Getty © Getty Getty With just over two weeks to go before the premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race season 12, the countdown to the Ru-volution is officially on.

We've already met the Queens who'll be hoping to be crowned the first Drag Queen President, and a first-look trailer at the end of last month also confirmed that Nicki Minaj had been enlisted as a guest judge too.

But the show's latest trailer has now revealed that the superstar guests won't be stopping there, as RuPaul's Drag Race has icons from the worlds of film, music, television, fashion and politics all ready to step into the guest judge spot over the course of the series.

Alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews, viewers can also expect to see the likes of Star Wars' Daisy Ridley and Thandie Newton, as well as Whoopi Goldberg and Thor: Ragnarok's Jeff Goldblum all pledging their allegiance to the drag this season.

If that's not enough star power for you, we can also expect to see appearances from Chaka Khan, Olivia Munn, Robyn, Leslie Jones, Winnie Harlow and Rachel Bloom.

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Oh, and not forgetting Fifth Harmony star Normani, US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mean Girls stars Daniel Franzese and Jonathan Bennett – aka Damian and Aaron Samuels – too.

The season 12 line-up consists of Aiden Zhane, Brita, Crystal Methyd, Dahlia Sin, Gigi Goode, Heidi In Closet, Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Nicky Doll, Rock M Sakura, Sherry Pie, and Widow Von'Du, and the guest judges will be helping to decide which of the new Queens will be staying, lip-syncing for their life or sashaying away in the new season.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul's Drag Race © VH1 Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul's Drag Race The series will launch across two weeks with a two-part premiere episode as half of the new contestants will try to impress the judges in week one, before the other half get their chance to dazzle in week two.

a person standing in front of a stage: Thandie Newton, RuPaul's Drag Race s12 © VH1 Thandie Newton, RuPaul's Drag Race s12 And with a grand prize of $100,000 on the table, we've no doubt these Queens will be prepared to slay in this competition.

RuPaul's Drag Race returns to VH1 in the US on Friday, February 28 and can be streamed on Netflix in the UK. RuPaul's Drag Race UK is available in full on BBC Three. In the US, you can watch the show on WOW Presents Plus.

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