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30th Aug 2017

RuPaul’s Drag Race star confirmed as judge on Ireland’s Got Talent

This is huge.

Keeley Ryan


No way.

Ireland’s Got Talent has been officially confirmed for TV3 next year.

The station confirmed its “biggest investment in entertainment to date” as they finally announced the plans for the Irish version of the reality TV programme.

Judges Michelle Visage, Denise Van Outen, Louis Walsh and Jason Byrne will be front and centre for the new talent show. TV3 star Lucy Kennedy will host the show.

And the winner will walk away with €50,000 and get their own Christmas special.

While all the judges are looking forward to seeing what the country has to offer, Michelle has her sights set on one particular kind of act one auditions begin.

The 48-year-old RuPaul’s Drag Race star said at TV3’s new season launch that she was on the search for “camp” acts – and the more they stand out, the better.

She said:

“My favourite thing in the world are camp acts; the weirder they are, the better for me.

“Of course I love the kids, of course I love the animals – but I like when people think outside the box and just go for it, go crazy.

“That’s the stuff I love to see.”

But she also told how she’s hoping to see plenty of talented singers when it comes to auditions.

Michelle Visage

The Drag Race judge added:

“In every other talent show you see everywhere, Ireland’s that place that makes you go ‘oh my god, this is going to be it’.

“So I know we’re going to find some great singing talent in Ireland.”

Ireland’s Got Talent will begin in the new year.