Canada’s Drag Race announces new judging panel

Canada drag race judge amanda brugel brad Goreski Traci Melchor

Canada’s Drag Race is set to premiere later this year with new twists, turns and a new judging panel.

Earlier this week the official Canada’s Drag Race twitter account dropped the announcement.

After the departure of Season One judges Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman and Stacey McKenzie fans have eagerly awaited the announcement.

Who will judge season 2?

Canada’s Drag Race will of course see the return of Season 1 judge Brooklyn Hytes as she returns to the helm of the program.

Alongside her are a trio of faces familiar to the franchise.

After appearing as a guest judge in Season 1 Amanda Brugel, known for her role on the The Handmaids Tale will join the panel.

Joining Amanda will be Traci Melchor, also a Squirrel friend from season one.

Rounding out the panel will be Brad Goreski, a Canadian TV personality and celebrity stylist.

Stacey McKenzie departs Canada’s Drag Race

The new judging panel follows the announcement earlier this week that Stacey McKenzie would not be joining the panel for Canada’s Drag Race season two.

It had been previously announced that McKenzie would join the panel for the upcoming season.

However due to problems related to the current Covid pandemic it was revealed the star would no longer be able to return for the second season.

Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman not returning to drag race

Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race proved to be a troublesome experience for Chapman.

As the season progressed he continually came under fire for comments made towards contestants on the program.

Vitriol and internet commentary became so bad that the star was forced to close his twitter account mid season.

The situation became so bad that show producers were forced to speak out in his defence.

It was later revealed that Chapman would not return to the show. Brooklyn Hytes and Stacey McKenzie announced via video he had other commitments that prevented his return.


Canada’s Drag Race is expected to premiere later in year. Season one is currently available to view on Stan Australia.

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