We may be missing Britain’s Got Talent this year, but in its place there’s a spin-off of another of ITV’s biggest entertainment hits.
If the notion of performers in outrageous outfits testing the detective skills of a panel of judges (and the audience) sounds familiar, it’s The Masked Dancer is essentially The Masked Singer, but the focus has shifted from the knockout vocals. to incredible dance moves.
Joel Dommett returns as host, and he’s joined by familiar faces on the jury – with a new addition to the roster that certainly knows its way onto a dance floor.
Who are the judges of The Masked Dancer?
Jonathan first rose to prominence in the industry in the late 1980s with his show The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross, which airs on Channel 4. He has long been the nation’s greatest chat host – he probably still up there with Graham Norton now.
In 2011 Ross launched his new talk show, The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV after leaving the BBC and he remains on the channel with that show to this day, a decade later. He has been with The Masked Singer since his first series and also remains a panelist on that show.
Davina doesn’t need to be introduced to UK viewers as she is one of the country’s best-known presenters. While not her first TV job, Davina’s most memorable animated gig remains Big Brother’s original host and she stayed with the show until she left the Channel. 4 for a new life on Channel 5.
Other shows she’s known for include The Million Pound Drop, Sky One Got to Dance, and The Jump. Davina is an OG Masked Singer panelist and loves him so much that she also signed for The Masked Dancer.
Mo is a British comedian who spent many years uploading his funny clips to social media before achieving worldwide success in 2017. He joined The Masked Singer as a panelist last year, but before that he was appeared on numerous projects including Celebrity Gogglebox and The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.
He has a standing comedy show called Momentum which is available to watch on Netflix.
Oti Mabuse is one of the most successful professional dancers to ever take to the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing, having won the last two competitions – most recently with her famous partner, Bill Bailey.
She was previously a judge of the BBC’s The Greatest Dancer dance competition, which spanned two rounds and also appeared in Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel and Celebrity Masterchef to name just two other projects.
Who are the contestants on The Masked Dancer?
The line-up is now confirmed for The Masked Dancer. You can see a full list below – but we’ll have to wait a bit longer before we find out who’s behind these masks …
- Car wash
- Rubber chicken
- Bocker Glory Brief
The Masked Dancer premieres on ITV on Saturday May 29 at 7 p.m. ET. Find out what’s going on with our TV guide or visit our dedicated entertainment center for more information.