After seven incredibly, crazy weeks of celebs singing in bizarre costumes, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – The Masked Singer final!
This weekend (13th February) viewers will find out who the three remaining The Masked Singer contestants are, before one of them is crowned this year’s winner.
So far in the series, we’ve seen nine famous faces revealed – from Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Alien) and Mel B (Seahorse), to Martine McCutcheon (Swan) and Glenn Hoddle (Grandfather Clock) – who’s revealed his predictions for the show’s winner.
And on the semi-final, singer Gabrielle (Harlequin) and presenter Sue Perkins (Dragon) were unveiled in a double masking.
Following her unmasking Gabrielle admitted that she almost quit The Masked Singer, exclusively telling RadioTimes.com: “I was convinced it was going to end my career.”
Heading into the finals this weekend, is Sausage, Badger, and Robin who have all managed to keep their identities under wraps since the show kicked off on Boxing Day.
In a RadioTimes.com poll, 73 per cent voted that The Masked Singer’s Sausage is Sheridan Smith.
Meanwhile Aston Merrygold appears to be the top guess for the show’s Robin, while multiple names have been touted about when it comes to the Badger, from US singer Ne-Yo right down to UK gardener Alan Titchmarsh.
So as the final approaches, here’s everything you need to know about season two of The Masked Singer.
What time is The Masked Singer UK on?
The Masked Singer series two final will take place on ITV on Saturday 13th February at 7pm.
It will see the final three unmasked contestants Badger, Sausage, and Robin take to the stage as they perform for one last time on the ITV show.
One celeb will be crowned this year’s winner at the end of the show. But who will it be?
The Masked Singer UK series 2 release date
The Masked Singer returned to ITV on Boxing Day at 7pm, and the second episode is on at 7pm on Saturday 2nd January, once again on ITV.
Initially, host Joel Dommett told Heart Radio in September that the talent show would be back in early 2021.
“I can’t believe it’s come round so quickly – it comes out in January. Genuinely I feel like it’s exactly what the country needs right now,” he told presenter Mark Wright.
Later in the month, the I’m A Celebrity 2020 runner-up revealed that filming for The Masked Singer UK series two had wrapped despite fears that production would be shut down halfway through.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Dommett said: “We finished filming this week – two days ago, which is amazing.
“It was made, obviously, there were a lot of rules and regulations so the relief when we got it done was amazing.”
He added: “There were a lot of rule changes at the time and everyone was scared it was going to get shut down halfway through. The scale of the production of that show is so big, so I am so pleased that it’s done and ITV managed to get it done.”
Filming for the show began in September, with the new cast of disguised VIPs performing in front of a socially-distanced live audience.
Who are the characters on The Masked Singer series 2?
The full line-up for series two has now been revealed, and if you thought the first series was bizarre, well you can think again.
This time round, we have Vikings, Swans and, erm… Blobs.
Here’s the full list of contestants:
- Alien – Unmasked as Sophie Ellis-Bexter
- Dragon – Unmasked as Sue Perkins
- Seahorse – Unmasked as Mel B
- Viking Unmasked as Morten Harket
- Blob – Unmasked as Sir Lenny Henry
- Harlequin – Unmasked as Gabrielle
- Swan – Unmasked as Martine McCutcheon
- Bush Baby – Unmasked as John Thomson
- Grandfather Clock – Unmasked as Glenn Hoddle
The Masked Singer UK series 2 judges
Series one judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Rita Ora have returned to guess the identities of a new cohort of concealed celebs, however US comedian Ken Jeong was unable to film series two due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
ITV announced that BAFTA-winning comedian Mo Gilligan would replace the actor for season two back in August, with Gilligan saying that it was a privilege to be joining the show.
“It’s one of the funniest shows out there and I’m really proud to play my small part to help bring a little bit of joy to the nation,” he added.
Who hosts The Masked Singer UK?
Stand-up comic Joel Dommett will be returning to host season two of The Masked Singer UK.
The presenter is best known for placing second in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’s 2016 series, hosting Extra Camp and appearing on shows such as Roast Battle, Celebrity Juice, Pointless Celebrities and Through the Keyhole.
The Masked Singer UK season 2 review
In our The Masked Singer season two review, we described the series as “bigger and better” than last year’s debut, with a brand new cast of ridiculous creatures.
Brand new judge Mo Gilligan “blends in spectacularly with the returning judges”, while the line-up of secret celebrities deliver a series of “jaw-dropping performances” which will “have you shouting out names from ’80s stars, right down to some of the panellist’s closest pals”.
Overall, the series is a “truly addictive” watch, with the bar having been raised for season two.
Who won The Masked Singer UK last year?
Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts was crowned The Masked Singer UK winner last year, finally being unmasked as Queen Bee and beating the likes of Jason Manford (Hedgehog) and Katherine Jenkins (Octopus) in the final.
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