Emma Bunton will be a guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'.

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton

The Spice Girls singer filmed her stint for the third season of the BBC Three show earlier this year and was both programme bosses and the contestants.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Emma is a cracking signing for the show – she’s one of the best names yet.

"She is a British icon and has a global fanbase. Everyone was tickled pink that she agreed to take part."

Emma's bandmate Geri Horner was a guest judge on the first series of the show and those involved would love to see Victoria Beckham, Mel B and Mel C make cameo appearances in the future too.

The insider added: "Producers would love to have all of the Spice Girls come in at some point. They are all feminist icons, so they’re perfect for 'Drag Race'."

It was recently revealed Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock is another guest judge on the third season of the drag contest.

A source said: "Producers have wanted Leigh-Anne to be a guest judge for a long time, so they were thrilled she was finally able to do it.

"Everything was very hush-hush and she wasn't able to tell many people she was doing it.

"Leigh-Anne is a massive fan of the show, so she was the perfect guest judge. She was in her element. And, of course, the contestants loved getting to meet her."

In addition, Michelle Keegan has also filmed a guest stint on the panel, and Sir Elton John will appear via video link.

A start date for the series has yet to be confirmed, but a recent teaser trailed said the 12 contestants will be unveiled soon.

One hopeful will be Veronica Green, who exited season two early after testing positive for coronvirus and so has been invited back for the new series.