The Masked Singer season 4: Start date and latest news
Who's that behind the mask?
The Masked Singer continues this weekend on ITV1, with the remaining eight contestants taking to the stage for another performance.
As usual, they'll be hoping to impress the detective panel, including Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Rita Ora, and avoid having to take their mask off and reveal their true identity.
The eccentric singing competition returned to our screens on New Year's Day, with the first set of The Masked Singer season 4 contestants taking to their stage. Unfortunately, it was a very short journey for Ghost, who was later revealed to be football legend Chris Kamara.
Since then we've since three more unveilings, including Piece of Cake, who was unveiled as pop icon Lulu; Cat & Mouse, who were unmasked as Shirlie and Martin Kemp; and most recently Rubbish, who was revealed to be Snooker player Stephen Hendry.
This weekend, Rhino, Fawn, Pigeon, Jacket Potato, Knitting, Jellyfish, Otter, and Phoenix will take to the stage for their second performance. At the end of the episode, at least one contestant will be eliminated as their true identity is uncovered.
While we're yet to find out the true identities of the remaining eight contestants, fans believe they've sussed out the identity of quite a few of this year's characters.
In an exclusive RadioTimes.com poll, a Busted star was top of fans’ list to be Rhino on The Masked Singer, with fans believing that Charlie Simpson is behind the mask.
Meanwhile, The Masked Singer fans reckon Jacket Potato is EastEnders star Shane Richie, and viewers believe The Masked Singer's phoenix could be David Tennant – but they may have missed a huge clue about the singing bird.
Read on for everything you need to know about The Masked Singer season 4, including what time it's on this weekend and who's in the line-up.
What time is The Masked Singer on?
The Masked Singer airs on ITV1 and ITVX on Saturdays.
The next episode is on Saturday 28th January at 7pm, and will see the eight remaining contestants performing.
Following their performances, one contestant will be unmasked - but who will it be?
The Masked Singer season 4 start date
The Masked Singer season 4 started on ITV1 on Sunday 1st January at 6:30pm.
The episode saw the first six contestants in the line-up: Jellyfish, Phoenix, Knitting, Ghost, Otter and Cat & Mouse, performing for the first time. At the end of the episode, Ghost was umasked.
Argonon, the company behind The Masked Singer, previously confirmed that the show will be returning for two more seasons
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV head of entertainment commissioning, said: “The Masked Singer has once again established itself as unmissable event television, keeping the nation guessing throughout its glorious eight-week run.
"We’re already counting down to see who’s hiding behind those infamous masks in 2023 and look forward to welcoming the series back to ITV and [ITVX] next year.”
The Masked Singer season 4 contestants
There are 12 contestants in this year's line-up.
Below is a full list of characters and their costumes:
- Cat & Mouse - UNMASKED in episode 3
- Jacket Potato
- Piece of Cake - UNMASKED in episode 2
- Rubbish - UNMASKED in episode 4
- Ghost - UNMASKED in episode 1
Who are The Masked Singer judges?
Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan are all returning to the judging panel for the 2023 season.
As for Ken Jeong, who was a judge on the first outing, it doesn't look like the comedian will be reprising his judging duties anytime soon, with Joel Dommett telling RadioTimes.com in September last year: "No, I don't think [Ken will be back]. He wasn't there for the second series either."
Who won The Masked Singer season 3?
The Masked Singer season 3 winner was revealed as Natalie Imbruglia, who appeared on the show as Panda.
She came in first place after performing One Direction's Story of My Life, while Charlotte Church placed second as Mushroom and Westlife's Mark Feehily came in third as Robobunny.
The Masked Singer season 4 airs on ITV1 and ITVX on Saturdays.
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