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What time is The Masked Dancer on TV? Start time and latest news

Everything you need to know about The Masked Dancer as the series heats up on ITV.

The Masked Dancer Knicker Blocker Glory
ITV
Published: Saturday, 5th June 2021 at 12:45 pm

Tonight is the night we will finally find out who's behind all the masks on the first season of The Masked Dancer UK.

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The final will see Zip, Squirrel, Scarecrow and Carwash go up against each other for the title, but who will win is anyone's game.

In the semi-final, Craig Revel Horwood and Kelly Brook were revealed to be Knickerbocker Glory and Frog, much to the surprise to viewers (though not to judge Oti Mabuse, who cracked both of them!).

Holly Willoughby will join The Masked Dancer judges this evening for one last attempt to guess the mystery celebrities' identities.

But who's behind the mask? Craig Revel Horwood thinks Squirrel is Bonnie Langford, as he told RadioTimes.com in an exclusive interview.

As the show comes to an end, here's everything you need to know about The Masked Dancer contestants, including all the clues and what time the show will air.

What time is The Masked Dancer on TV tonight?

The Masked Dancer concludes tonight, Saturday, 5th June at 7:30pm.

It will see the four finalists take to stage where all will be unmasked.

The Masked Dancer release date

The Masked Dancer started on ITV on Saturday 29th May at 7pm.

Episodes will air nightly on ITV, with The Masked Dancer final airing on Saturday 5th June.

What is The Masked Dancer?

The Masked Dancer
FOX

The Masked Dancer, the sister show to international hit The Masked Singer, is a reality series in which a line-up of secret celebrities dance for a panel of guessers whilst wearing fully-concealing costumes.

The show began as a spoof segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and soon moved to Fox in the US, with The Office star Craig Robinson hosting and Ken Jeong, singer Paula Abdul, Beverly Hills 90210's Brian Austin Green and High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale making up the panel of celebrity guessers.

Much like The Masked Singer, the contestant with the least votes is revealed each week, however viewers are given clues as to the line-up's identities through their video packages as well as in the dances, while in a completely new twist – the viewers and panellists get to hear the contestants' actual speaking voices.

Who are The Masked Dancer judges?

The Masked Dancer judges
The Masked Dancer judges ITV

The Masked Singer judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, and Jonathan Ross are on the The Masked Dancer panel, alongside Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse who is new to the ITV show.

On her new role, Oti says, “I’m so thrilled and honoured to be joining the panel on The Masked Dancer. I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer and I loved the US Masked Dancer so I just can’t wait to start on this show. As a dancer, I will be watching the dancers intently looking for clues – it’s going to be so much fun!”

Who are The Masked Dancer guest judges?

Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby Getty

In addition to the show’s regular judges, the series will feature three guest panellists, who will each hope to shed some light on the identities of the mystery dancers.

They are John Bishop, David Walliams and Holly Willoughby.

Speaking of her new role, Willoughby says: "How the Masked Dancers are able to pull off the moves they're doing in these costumes is mind blowing! I absolutely loved joining the panel as a special guest and getting to play detective. You’re all in for a real treat.”

Walliams is equally enthusiastic about his time on the pre-recorded series. "I had a blast being a guest judge on the show. It is so silly and fun that you can’t help but have the best time. Joel and the other judges made me feel so welcome. It is much harder than judging BGT though. This is more like having to be a detective!”

Agreeing with the others, Bishop says: "I went to The Masked Dancer recording not sure what it would be like, but it was the most fun I’ve had for a long time. The show is crazy – but in a good way - and seeing the video wall with all the viewers and families at home watching gives it an extra spice. It was a really fun evening and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Who are The Masked Dancer contestants?

You can find the full line-up for The Masked Dancer below, from Zip to Llama.

Which celebs appeared on The Masked Dancer US?

The first US series of The Masked Dancer ended on February 17th and saw gymnast Gabby Douglas crowned as the winner.

Other contestants on the series included: Ice-T, Bill Nye, Elizabeth Smart, Brian McKnight, Jordin Sparks, Mackenzie Ziegler and more.

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The Masked Dancer is on daily on ITV except Wednesday, 2nd June. See what else is on with our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub for more news.

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