Kathy Burke is to be a guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'.

Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke

The 'Harry Enfield & Chums' star - famous for being half of the moody teenager double act Kevin and Perry with Harry - will be lending her unique comic insight to the new series of the competition, and producers were reportedly desperate to get her on board.

A show source told the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column: "Producers spent a long time trying to get Kathy to sign up, so they were thrilled when everything worked out and they got her in for filming.

"A big part of being a drag queen is being able to make people laugh, so Kathy is perfect for the show."

The 57-year-old actress - who also appeared in hit sitcoms 'Absolutely Fabulous' and 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' - has already filmed her appearance, joining regulars RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the panel in Manchester.

The insider added: "The contestants were well and truly star-struck when they saw herl. And she was a fantatsuc judge - she had everyone giggling."

The next series of 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' features a host of star names appearing as guest judges, including Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 'Brassic' actress Michelle Keegan and Spice Girl Emma Bunton.

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