Lorraine Kelly has backed "beautiful" Dr Ranj Singh for a place on a potential celebrity version of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

The ITV favourite is a guest judge on the second season of Drag Race UK, which kicks off on BBC iPlayer on January 14.

The Lorraine host recently chaired a panel with the show's judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr ahead of the new series.

And Michelle – who also judges on the US version – said: "I think we should do a celebrity – like we did Secret Celebrity in the US – we should do a celebrity version in the UK and Ranj should definitely be a contestant."

Dr Ranj, who has already proved he'd be a major catch for the show after competing on Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Great British Sewing Bee – has made it no secret how big a fan of the show he is.

The This Morning star also often shares selfies showing off the elaborate makeup he's done on himself for fun nights out – lockdown permitting, of course.

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And his ITV pal Lorraine agreed with Michelle, saying he'd be great.

She said: "He would be fantastic. He's so beautiful, he's so good looking, and he adores the show. He'd just be very, very excited."

Drag Race is super popular and has legions of celebrity fans all dying to appear on the show as a guest.

However the show also parodies celebrities in the Snatch Game challenge, which sees the contestants impersonate famous faces to try and make host and head judge RuPaul laugh.

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And it turns out comedian Alan Carr has had an idea about who he'd do for Snatch Game.

"I know [Drag Race UK season one winner] The Vivienne was amazing as Donald Trump, but her Kim Woodburn was just as amazing," Alan said.

"I would be Kim Woodburn. We have the same temperament."

However Graham Norton had no idea when probed, but did say he could get into character properly and shave his beard off "if he really cared".

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And Michelle didn't have a set idea either, though suggested she'd impersonate American actress Rosie Perez on the US version.

She advised: "The whole key is to stay in character, make stuff up and make Ru laugh.

"The catchphrase thing, you get stuck, you're so much more, you have to embody the character, you have to know what they're going to say, you have to be them.

"It doesn't have to be authentic, it just has to make Ru laugh."

Michelle added: "The UK one, I don't know, I'm quite rubbish with British accents, so I'd have to think about that."

The new series of Drag Race UK sees 12 drag queens – A'Whora, Asttina Mandella, Bimini Bon Boulash, Cherry Valentine, Ellie Diamond, Ginny Lemon, Joe Black, Lawrence Chaney, Sister Sister, Tayce, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green – battle it out to be named the next drag superstar of the UK.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK series two kicks off in BBC iPlayer on January 14

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