BBC Three has confirmed it will relaunch on February 1 this year and is back with a bang. 

On opening night, the channel will air the first-ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World.

BBC Three will air every night from 7pm on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and iPlayer. 

It was taken off air in 2016 and moved online, but Ofcom has said the relaunch would help the BBC to reach younger audiences particularly those from lower-income homes and those living outside London and the South East.

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Here's everything we know about RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World: 

In a global first, RuPaul takes Drag Race UK to another level as he opens up the battle to Drag Race queens from around the world.

Nine international Drag Race Royal alumni will battle it out for the crown in the new series. 

The UK will be the first host nation for renowned queens from different franchises and cultures to battle it out in an effort to be crowned the ultimate Drag Race Superstar. 

Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and other guest judges will help RuPaul decide who is the ultimate queen of the world. 

BBC Three will air from Febraury 1 at 7pm every night on BBC iPlayer, Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.