Keke Palmer Takes Over Megan Thee Stallion's Judging Chair for Legendary Season 3

Keke Palmer is taking the reins from Megan Thee Stallion for season three of HBO Max's ballroom competition series Legendary. See the electric list of guest judges who will be joining her.

By Daniel Trainor Apr 27, 2022 11:56 PMTags

Keke Palmer is stepping in for the Stallion.

Keke, best known for her work in Scream QueensHustlers, and is next starring in Jordan Peele's next blockbuster Nope, will take over for Megan Thee Stallion as a judge on the HBO Max ballroom competition series Legendary, which premieres its third season on May 19. Megan has served as a judge for the show's first two seasons. A reason for her departure was not given.

The actress takes over a judging position that held great prestige for Megan.

"The ballroom scene is so iconic, and I was excited to learn more about that culture," she told Interview Magazine in May 2021. "It is so dramatic and theatrical, and the opportunity to see people create new exciting routines each week really drew me to the show."

As for the other judges? Ballroom legend Leiomy Maldonado, actress Jameela Jamil, and celebrity stylist Law Roach all return to join newcomer Keke on the panel. Host Dashaun Wesley is back for season three, as well.  

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Keke and the crew will be joined by an impressive list of guest judges throughout the season, including Issa RaeKelly RowlandLeslie JonesAnittaDominique Jackson, and Bob The Drag Queen.

On Legendary, voguing groups called Houses bring the the world of ball culture to the mainstream, performing in dance, runway and voguing challenges for a shot at the $100,000 grand prize.

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Check out Keke take the throne when the third season of Legendary premieres May 19 on HBO Max.

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