Graham Norton, Alan Carr join RuPaul's Drag Race UK

British TV stars Graham Norton and Alan Carr will be celebrity judges on the UK version of hit reality US show RuPaul's Drag Race.

The pair will appear as rotating judges each week, joining RuPaul, Michelle Visage and another celebrity guest judge.

Norton and Carr will also appear together on the season finale judging panel.

"Becoming part of the drag race family makes me ridiculously happy," Norton said in a statement.

"I can't wait to see what the UK drag queens bring to the party, but they better weeeeerk!"

Carr, who has hosted RuPaul on his Chatty Man show in the past, is equally as excited.

"Wow! To be sat next to Michelle Visage and Mama Ru as a guest judge on possibly one of my all-time favourite shows ever is a dream come true," he said.

"I can't wait to see what the UK Queens have got in store - it's going to be sickening! *does death drop*."

RuPaul's Drag Race UK will follow the same premise as the US show, which sees 10 contestants competing in individual and team challenges to secure a spot as the best drag queen.

"I was both shocked and delighted when Graham and Alan told me they'd be wearing tucking panties when sitting at the judges' table," said RuPaul.

"I told them it was not necessary, but they insisted. Now that's what I call dedication!"

RuPaul's Drag Race UK will be broadcast later this year.