THE Masked Singer is set to return with a panel of celebrity judges and celebrity singers.
Viewers will soon be able to 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?
Singer Rita Ora, 31, is once again on the judging panel for the series.
Rita said: "I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer, it’s such a fresh and original show."
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, she added: "It’s something that the whole family can sit down and watch together and I think that’s what makes it so special.
"Keep watching though because there are some more amazing guests to come. You will not believe who there is!"
TV presenter Jonathan Ross, 61, said 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.
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"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."
Davina McCall, 54, 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 who has provided the show with loads of laughs.
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."
Mo Gilligan, 33, 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.”
Who hosts The Masked Singer?
Joel Dommett will return to the show as the host.
Prior to hosting the show, Joel expressed his delight about being chosen saying: “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.”
How can I watch The Masked Singer?
The Masked Singer returns to ITV on January 1, 2022 at 7pm.
The programme runs for 90 minutes.
The series will again invite viewers and the judges try to guess the famous faces behind the 12 colourful costumes.
All episodes are available to watch online via the ITV Hub.
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