Leigh-Anne Pinnock confirmed as Drag Race UK judge weeks after giving birth

Leigh Anne-Pinnock has been confirmed as guest judge on the third series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

The 29-year-old Little Mix star has always been a fan of the show ever since her bandmate Jade Thirwall starred in the debut series back in 2019.

She revealed the news on Wednesday afternoon as she prepares to step into her new role while the latest bunch of drag queens battle it out to steal the crown.

Leigh-Anne will be judging contestants on their talent, energy, individuality and confidence throughout the series alongside her fellow guest judges Emma Bunton and Alesha Dixon.

The hitmaker called the TV role “an absolute honour” as she admitted: “I’m so excited for this,” when she shared the news to her 7.6 million followers online.

The news was announced on the official RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Instagram page as they shared a poster of the singer herself ahead of the upcoming series.

They captioned the post: “We have some more #DragRaceUK special guest judge news for you …

“@leighannpinnock, @emmaleebunton, and @aleshaofficial will be serving special guest judge realness this series.”

The show is set to air on September 23, with Leigh-Anne's participation filmed back in March while she was still pregnant with her twins.

Other guest judges set to appear in the upcoming season are Jay Revell, Charity Shop Sue, Kathy Burke, Matt Lucas, Oti Mabuse, the pop group Steps and Elton John.

The songstress announced she had given birth to twins last month with a sweet snap on Instagram as her footballer fiancé held their children in his arms.

She captioned the black and white photo: “We asked for a miracle, we were given two … Our Cubbies are here. 16/08/2021.”

This comes just days after her bandmate Perrie Edwards announced the name of her first-born son with her partner Alex Chamberlain.

Alongside a beautiful picture of their baby boy sleeping soundly asleep with a blue bobble hat on, she penned: “2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain.”

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