ITV confirms new show ‘The Masked Dancer’, a spin-off of ‘The Masked Singer’
ITV has confirmed that it has given the green light to their new show, a spin-off of their Saturday night hit, ‘The Masked Singer,’ which has regularly drawn 10m viewers, called ‘The Masked Dancer,’ it There’s no start date yet to be confirmed, but the show is believed to begin in the spring.
As with the singing show, celebrities will be asked to perform dance routines, while hiding their identities behind elaborate costumes, throwing out cryptic or sometimes visual clues, as a panel of four famous judges attempt to determine who is hidden behind each of the masks.
The jury and host are identical to those of “ The Masked Singer ”, with the exception of the replacement of Rita Ora by the two-time professional Strictly champion, Oti Mabuse, who will join Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan, as well as the actor. Joel Dommett as the host.
Rita Ora is busy as a judge on the Australian version of ‘The Voice’, and new judge Oti said: “I am so thrilled and honored to join the panel on The Masked Dancer. I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer and loved the US Masked Dancer so can’t wait to start this show. As a dancer I will be watching the dancers for clues – it’s gonna be so much fun! “.
Davina Mc Call commented, “I love playing detective and I love dancing, so what could be better?”, While Jonathan Ross joked, “What people don’t know is that secretly I am an expert in dance and that I can spot a ball a box no problem. The title of best panel detective certainly comes to me! “.
Mo Gilligan added: “I can’t wait to get back with the team for another brilliant streak.”
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