The Masked Singer returns with huge twist

It's been one of the biggest shows of the year

The Masked Singer

by Nathan Katnoria |

After huge success in South Korea and the US, The Masked Singer took the UK by storm last year and now it’s set to return to ITV for a second series.

I’m A Celeb’s Joel Dommett will return to host the show alongside Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross, the panel of celebrity super sleuths who try to work out who is behind the mask.

There is huge new twist though as another famous face has been added to the panel.

The Masked Singer panel
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BAFTA award-winning comedian Mo Gilligan, who recently starred on Celebrity Gogglebox, is set to join the show as a fourth panellist.

He replaces Hollywood actor Ken Jeong, who isn’t able to resume his role as a regular panellist due to current travel restrictions. It’s thought that he will still make an appearance or two during the series though.

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Speaking about joining the show, Mo said, “It’s a real privilege to be joining The Masked Singer team. It’s one of the funniest shows out there and I’m really proud to play my small part to help bring a little bit of joy to the nation.

“I can’t wait to join Jonathan, Rita, Davina, Joel and hopefully Ken! Now… let’s get cracking."

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The new line-up will follow in the footsteps of last year’s singers including Denise Van Outen, Kelis, EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, who was crowned the first ever winner of The Masked Singer UK.

Speaking about the process of transforming into her character The Queen Bee, Nicola said, “The amount of layers I had on to conceal every part of my skin and hair was unbelievable.

“I had a balaclava and gloves all the way up my arms then the mask. It was absolutely boiling in the studio, there was no air or ventilation in the mask, so you’re breathing in the air that you’re breathing out.”

“I was gasping throughout the song. I felt like I was a ball of fire,” she added to The Sun.

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