Cheryl can't hide her excitement as she confirms she will be a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK

CHERYL has confirmed she will be a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, and she is "so excited" to be a part of the show.

The 36-year-old singer has admitted she is a "huge fan" of the UK version of the series, and is over the moon to be joining the panel of judges for the upcoming series.

The artist shared a picture of her in a luminous green co-ord, complete with a blazer, crop top and trousers, on her Instagram account as she announced the news.

She captioned the upload: "I am SO excited to tell you that I will be a guest judge on the first ever series of UK Drag Race !!!!!

"I am such a huge fan of the show and can not wait to watch our UK queens make their mark! Coming soon to @bbcthree …

"Gentlemen Start your engines and may the best woman win @dragraceukbbc dragraceuk."

The news was also shared on RuPaul Drag Race UK's official Twitter account, which saw the host hail Cheryl  as the "Queen of Newcastle."

The tweet read: "We have some huge news to announce! The queen of Newcastle herself, @CherylOfficial, will be on #DragRaceUK as a guest judge. @BBCThree's RuPaul's #DragRaceUK will be on iPlayer very soon!"

It has also been revealed model Twiggy – whose full name is Dame Lesley Lawson – will also join Cheryl as a guest judge.

A separate tweet read: "We have some more news to RUveal! The ICONIC legend that is Twiggy will be gracing us with her presence as a guest judge."

Spice Girls band member Geri Horner has also been confirmed as a celebrity guest judge, alongside Little Mix band member Jade Thirlwall, Andrew Garfield, Maisie Williams and Michaela Coel.

RuPaul and Michelle Visage will be permanent fixtures on the programme, while Graham Norton and Alan Carr will be rotating panellists.

Cheryl will draw on her expertise when she joins the show, as she has previously been a judge on The X Factor and The Greatest Dancer.

The mother-of-one – who has son Bear with ex partner Liam Payne – first became a judge on the the talent competition in 2008.

Cheryl quit the show in 2011, and joined the American version, before she returned to the The X Factor UK in 2014.

Earlier this year the Girls Aloud band member joined forces with Glee's Matthew Morrison and Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse to launch a new talent series The Greatest Dancer.

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