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8 February 2020, 17:22 | Updated: 8 February 2020, 17:26
It could well be a lot of viewers’ new favourite show as it has seen impressive audience figures, but will there be another series?
The Masked Singer is a weird and wacky entertainment show that originally hails from South Korea. The talent competition, which made its way to America in 2019, launched on our screen in the UK on ITV on 4 January.
It sees 12 celebrities compete against each other to impress a glittering judging panel, but with one amazing twist – the famous cast all perform in disguise. Taking to the stage to sing in crazy full-body costumes and outer-worldly masks, from monsters, rabbits, lions, peacocks, and even life-size pineapples, the totally bonkers telly format has been described as a cross between X Factor: Celebrity, The Voice and Black Mirror.
The judging panel consists of presenter and comedian Jonathan Ross, television presenter Davina McCall, US actor and comedian Ken Jeong (who is also a panelist on the American version of the programme), and singer-songwriter and actress Rita Ora. Joel Dommett hosts the show. Donny Osmond, who appeared as Peacock in the first American series and was the runner-up, also stars on the judging panel for one night only.
It was recently confirmed that there will be another series of The Masked Singer, and the same judging panel will reportedly return.
A source told The Sun: “Producers loved the chemistry between the talent. They want to recreate it on the next series and are planning to secure them with new contracts.
“The feeling is reciprocated by the judges, who are all delighted and pleasantly surprised by the positive reception from viewers.
They are already starting to think about unlikely singers they can unearth to perform in the spectacular costumes.”
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