'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams to be the first celebrity judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'

'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams to be the first celebrity judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'

'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams is ready to take the next step as the popular HBO series finally came to an end.

Maisie, who plays the role of Arya Stark on the show, was recently announced as the first celebrity judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'. The episode with Williams as a celebrity judge will air on BBC Three later on this year.

Williams released a statement saying, "What I love the most about drag is the story of the drag queen behind the facade. I think that so much of drag comes from a place of real pain and seeing how that transforms into a character is so interesting to me. I love that about art and about drag."

She took to Twitter after the casting was announced and said, "Just here for the memes".

BBC also released a statement which read: "Fans of Maisie Williams can rest assured that Arya Stark of Winterfell will continue to serve fierce in her next role as one of RuPaul's extra special judges."

The show will feature British drag queens who will go through a series of challenges that see them lip syncing for the advantage to send their peers home.

Graham Norton and Alan Carr have been confirmed as permanent judges on the show and each of the episodes will have a different celebrity guest.

Recently, Williams' app — which she co-created with film producer Dom Santry — raised around $2.5 million in seed funding and crossed the 100,000 user milestone.

The app, called Daisie, is a social networking app which has been designed to "make it easier and better" for people to make their way into the creative industry and also collaborate on projects. 

"Daisie provides creators with everything they need to make their ideas happen. Nurturing fresh visions, incredible collaborations, total creativity, and a diverse and positive community," the app's website states.

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