The Masked Singer reveals characters for Christmas Special

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18 Dec 2023, 08:21

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The Masked Singer is ready to bring some fun to your Christmas Day, as the award-winning show returns for a special episode ahead of the new series.

Hosted by Joel Dommett, the panel hoping to work out which celebs are behind the mask are Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan, along with special guest singer-songwriter Leona Lewis.  

The ITV special on 25th December will see four new characters unwrapped as they attempt to fool the panel and viewers at home.

The characters hiding famous faces in this festive edition of the show are REINDEER, DECORATIONS, SPROUT and PARTRIDGE (IN A PEAR TREE!).

Credit: ITV

Following the Christmas special, the hilarious singing competition will then return to ITV1 and ITVX for a full series on Saturday 30th December at 7pm, with Joel Dommett back at the helm as host.

Host Joel said that he is “very excited” about the return of the show, He added: “We're a BAFTA winning show. It's just entertainment at its finest and, yes, it's silly, but maybe that's what entertainment should be. It's just silly, ridiculous telly that we can all really enjoy.”

Panellist Davina said: “It always swings hugely from being sublimely ridiculous to really stunning and magical.

“There's so many aspects. There's the entertainment aspect. There's the quiz aspect. There's the bit where you can take part in it at home alongside everybody else. It's massive online because everybody's going, ‘No, I think it's this person. No, actually this person.’ We've gone next level with the clues this year and they really are disguising their voices.” 

Jonathan Ross added: “The format is such a strong, such a strange and a unique one, and I think that's what people are responding to. It's fun, silly, doesn't take itself seriously, it's beautifully made and always looks spectacular.”

Rita Ora said: “I’ve come back with better detective skills, I’d like to think.  We’ll see how good they are but I am very grateful and happy to be back.”

Mo Gilligan said: “The way it's captured the nation's imagination is really cool.”

The Masked Singer: Christmas Special, Monday 25th December at 7.30pm on ITV1, ITVX and STV.