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Who is Viper? All the clues and theories about The Masked Dancer contestant so far...
If you've spent the last few weeks desperately looking for a show to fill The Masked Singer-shaped hole in your life, we have some great news...
The Masked Dancer is officially on our screens, and the spin-off series looks just as wild as ever.
The premise of the series is the same as its sister show, but the mystery celebs perform a dance - rather than song - while dressed in elaborate costumes.
One of the characters is Viper - here's your need-to-know on them.
**Update: Viper has been unmasked - scroll down to find out who it was...**
In their first clue package, Viper said: "It's me, Viper.
"call the fashion police, theres an incredibly good looking snake in the mirror
He said "I've got a text", which could be a nod to Love Island.
"Vipers are born weird. This Viper, I eat well and stay healthy. I'm always moving around, I like to keep active. This Viper is ready to snake charm the competition."
Many people on Twitter are convinced that Viper is Love Island star and Boxer Tommy Fury, with others suggesting Jordan Banjo and Frank Bruno.
Viper was unmasked in episode one, and it was Diversity star Jordan Banjo!
The full list of characters is below:
The Masked Singer's Joel Dommett will return to present the show.
Speaking about his excitement for the series, Joel said: "Well, this is set to be an amazing fun twist…will someone do the twist?! The Masked Dancer is that little bit of silly fun our lives need right now and I’m so excited to be hosting it. I’m looking forward to some incredible costumes, epic performances and accidentally saying Masked Singer at least five times."
Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan are on the panel for the series.
Speaking about his excitement for the new format of the show, Jonathan Ross said: "What people don’t know is that secretly I am an expert in dance and can spot a ball change from a box step no problem. The title of best detective on the panel is most certainly coming my way!”
Mo Gilligan added: "I love The Masked Singer. It’s a crazy bit of joy, which we all need right now - so when ITV asked if I wanted to join The Masked Dancer I, of course, said a huge yes! I’m really looking forward to getting back with the team for another brilliant series."