THE second season of ITV’s whacky The Masked Singer returns tonight with a celebrity panel of judges.
Viewers can play along at home as the famous faces try to figure out who is under the outlandish outfits.
Who are the judges on The Masked Singer?
Rita said: “I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer, it’s such a fresh and original show.
“I can’t wait for it to come to the UK and to get started – it’s going to be so much fun.”
TV presenter Jonathan Ross said previously about the show: “I think what makes it different is that it isn’t exactly a talent show and it isn’t exactly a reality show and it isn’t exactly a celebrity challenge show.”
He continued: “It’s a mixture of all those things with an element of comedy panel show thrown in as well.
“There’s a real surprise and a real guessing game in who the celebrities are, fun in watching us struggle to work out who they are, and the fun of great performances but with the additional joy of seeing them in these amazing costumes.”
Jonathan Ross will swap his presenter duties for the role of a judge on The Masked Singer once again[/caption]
Davina McCall, 52, is also a television presenter and is best known for hosting the reality show Big Brother.
McCall is excited with the new addition of comedian Mo Gilligan and can’t wait to return to the show.
Speaking on the Jonathan Ross show, she said: “I love Mo. You make me laugh. When you start laughing, I laugh. You preempt all your stories with a laugh. I love it, I just love being around you, you laugh non-stop.”
She also said her decision to sign up for the show was a “no brainer” and told BBC News: “I fell in love with the costumes. The celebrities loved being anonymous and going out there as anyone they wanted to be. It’s an opportunity to reinvent yourself.”
Davina will be back on the judging panel of The Masked Singer[/caption]
Mo Gilligan, 32, is a stand-up British comedian.
After co-presenting The Big Narstie show on Channel 4, Mo hosted his own show, The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, which began in July 2019.
Later that year, his first comedy special Mo Gilligan: Momentum, was released on Netflix.
Speaking on how he found joining the show, Mo said: “It was an amazing experience. Even to be asked to do it was an honour. It’s a big show. Everyone welcomed me, they all came to my door and said welcome to the show.”
He added: “The costumes are so, so good. There’s someone in there singing and they’re dancing. The people are changing their voice as well. Even to be part of it was a huge honour. Working with you guys. For me I was like, wow this is a big deal.”
Mo Gilligan has replaced Ken Jeong on the judges panel[/caption]
Who hosts The Masked Singer?
I’m A Celeb star Joel Dommett presents the show that was adapted from the South Korean format King of Mask Singer.
Joel expressed his delight at being chosen to host the show: “I’m incredibly excited and proud to be hosting The Masked Singer for ITV. I’ve been a huge fan of the show in the US and being a part of it here is a dream come true!
“In all seriousness this is my best chance to become friends with Jonathan Ross and I’m not going to mess it up.”
He added: “The panel is brilliant and it’s an incredible idea – I think the UK is going to love it.”
Joel Dommett will return to host The Masked Singer[/caption]
MORE ON THE MASKED SINGER
How can I watch The Masked Singer?
The second instalment of The Masked Singer starts on ITV tonight, January 16, at 7pm.
The programme runs for 90-minutes.
This episode sees another famous face is unmasked and eliminated – but not before Swan, Badger, Robin, Dragon and Sausage have taken to the stage to perform.
The second series launched on Boxing Day, 2020.