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RuPaul Lands a New TV Gig as the Queen of Lingo on Two Continents 

RuPaul Lands a New TV Gig as the Queen of Lingo on Two Continents 

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The iconic drag queen will be hosting versions of the game show in the U.S. and the U.K. 

RuPaul continues to stay booked and blessed, as they've just announced that they're going to be the host of Celebrity Lingofor the U.K.'s ITV network. This is on the heels of February's announcement that the Drag Race creator would be hosting a U.S. version of Lingo as well.

For those unfamiliar with the game show, contestants are pitted against one another as they attempt to guess the letters of a word -- it's essentially Wordle meets bingo. And RuPaul says it's going to be for those in the audience ready for some fun on their TVs. "Now, more than ever before, people want to have fun, and Celebrity Lingo is here to serve it up generously," RuPaul said.

This marks the fourth version of Lingo to air in the U.S., having originally premiered in 1987. And it's the third iteration to play in the U.K. A version based on the U.S. game show premiered there back in 1988, then was rebooted in 2021, and is still currently airing with comedian Adil Ray as host.

Celebrity Lingo will premiere on ITV later this year and is set to air seven hour-long episodes, according to The Mirror. The U.S. version is also scheduled to debut sometime this year.

This isn't the only announcement made this week about RuPaul's growing international TV empire. Last week, WOW Presents shared that a new version of Drag Race is on the way and currently seeking queens to compete in Drag Race Belgique, a Belgium-based version of the hit franchise, which has already expanded from the U.S. to Thailand, Canada, Australia, Holland, and more.

While details of this latest iteration are limited, what has been confirmed is that fans outside Belgium will be able to catch the series on WOW Presents Plus.

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