Resident judge on the world renowned Ru Paul’s Drag Race and mother of all drag queens is coming to London with some favourite faces from the show.

Hosted by Michelle Visage, Christmas Queens on December 6 features Manila Luzon, Detox, Katya, Phi Phi O’Hara and Alaska (surname too rude to print).

The show, which sold out in the US, accompanies the release of their new album, Christmas Queens Volume Two.

I spoke to Michelle – somewhat excitedly as a fan myself – to find out more about the show and learn a little about the London drag scene.

“I always tell people, if it’s their very first drag show, they’re going to be very let down if they go to another one because we pull out all the stops” she tells me, in her gorgeous American drawl.

“We give an actual production. It’s not like going to a bar and seeing a drag queen – which is really fun – but here there is a theatre atmosphere, it’s a full show. It’s like the best of drag and the best of panto – which is kind of drag – all wrapped up in one.”

The show, she promises, is not just for drag queens of people of the LGBTQI community, but anyone and everyone.

“We get a lot of people that come in drag, but the thing about Ru Paul’s Drag Race is it’s an all-inclusive TV show. Everybody who felt like they never belonged or didn’t have a place to go, when you come to our show not only will you feel included, you will feel like you’re at home.

“A lot of people come solo and meet people when they’re waiting in line and make really good friendships.”

Cheeky as it may have been, I couldn’t help but ask Michelle if she has a favourite queen from those in the show, you can probably guess her answer.

“I never have a favourite. I have two daughters and if you asked me to choose my favourite daughter I’d be a bad mum, so it’s the same.”

Michelle met Ru Paul almost thirty years ago while they were both working at nightclubs in New York City but they didn’t become friends until 1996.

“We were put together in morning radio just by accident. When he walked in and I was there he said ‘oh my gosh of course it’s you’. So we started working together and we’ve worked together ever since.”

Michelle has joined Ru on the panel of judges, each week they are joined by two celebrity guest judges, for nine series. Michelle is famous and loved for fearlessly ‘reading’ the contestants and ‘giving them the T’ – also known as honestly and unashamedly critiquing their looks, style and attitude. Something she rarely receives backlash for.

“People, I think, respect what I do and know that it’s my job. People who get angry have to realise that it’s a TV show.”

I wondered whether drag had influenced her personal style. A question you can really know the answer to with one look of her, but I wanted to know if she thought it too.

“I’ve been hanging out in the drag community since I was 17-years-old” she pauses before defiantly adding: “100 per cent has it influenced my style.”

Michelle has a working knowledge – and an off-the-clock experience – of drag scenes around the world, so after promising that she and Ru are working hard to bring to show to the UK, something that took ten years to do in the US, she tells me a little bit about drag in London.

“British drag queens are very cabaret and rustic in a way, they’re not as polished and perfect but that’s what I love about London drag, it's old school drag. It’s different everywhere because of the culture being different.”

As our time comes to a close my final question simply had to be to ask her advice for aspiring drag queens, for those we may one day see on Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK.

“Always be true to who you are. Look online, watch YouTube, learn and practise, practise, practise. You can never ever stop learning.”

Christmas Queens is at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX, Tuesday, December 6, 7.30pm. Details: 0207 790 9000