When does the Masked Singer UK start on ITV?

The Masked Singer UK have announced all the characters that will feature in the upcoming season.

The next series of the show, adapted from a South Korean TV format, is just around the corner.

When does the new series of The Masked Singer start on ITV?

The new series of The Masked Singer will begin TONIGHT Boxing Day (December 26 2020) at 7pm.

Host Joel Dommett had initially told Heart Radio in September 2020 that the popular talent show will be back in 2021.

The show was shot in September and has already wrapped up filming, despite uncertainty over coronavirus restrictions.

However, before the official show begins Joel Dommett will host a one-off special called The Masked Singer: The Story So Far, which airs Saturday December 19 at 5pm on ITV 1.

Taking us behind the scenes, the show will feature unseen interviews and highlights of the series that left the nation scratching their heads and wondering who was behind each elaborate costume.

A glimpse of the first two characters to be featured in this series have been revealed.

One appears to be a green alien, and the other looks like a bizarre smiling sausage and chips.

The other confirmed characters are a dragon, seahorse, Viking, blob, harlequin, swan, bush Baby, badger, robin and grandfather clock.

The singing competition is described as a "surreal and surprising guessing game that will see 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed behind the mask".

Host Joel Dommett told Digital Spy that despite the circumstances, the new series "isn't really that much different"

He added: "It's such a huge production, and the fact they've managed to get it done in such an insane amount of time."

"The only thing different is there are perspex divides between the panel. Pretty much everything is the same, the costumes are still absolutely mad, the suits are still mad, the panel is still crazy.

"If anyone thought they can't step it up from the first series, they have. It feels huge. The names are insane, like really insane."

Who is on the Celebrity Sleuth panel in season 2?

Rita Ora is returning to the Celebrity Sleuth panel for the wacky series.

Television presenter Davina McCall will also reprise her role on show.

Comedian Jonathan "Wossy" Ross will make a return alongside the ladies.

The one big change on the panel is that Ken Jeong won't be returning to the show. He has been replaced by comedian Mo Gilligan.

Mo is a British stand up comedian, much loved for his cameos on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Series' host Joel Dommett told Digital Spy: "He's so good, brilliant. It was nice to have someone new in the mix. He threw out a lot of hilarious names, as did everyone.

"The panel is brilliant this year. We're so lucky, everyone gets along – there are no crazy divas."

Dommett added that the show has come at a perfect time.

He said: "It feels like a really weirdly important show,

"The world needs something really silly and stupid, that you can watch with the whole family. It feels [like] there's a real excitement over Saturday night TV again."

Keep an eye on this page for more updates about the new series!

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