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Joel Dommett reveals HUGE names have been lined up for The Masked Singer series 2

Joel Dommett the masked singer
Joel Dommett the masked singer Getty

The Masked Singer series two will be heading to ITV soon...

The Masked Singer will soon be back for the long-anticipated second series and presenter Joel Dommett has revealed the show will be bigger and better than ever.

In fact, Joel has promised huge celebrity contestants for the new series, and we're already trying to guess who could be taking part.

There was welcome relief for The Masked Singer fans when it was announced that filming for the second series had started.

The Masked Singer Jonathan Ross

The Masked Singer will soon return with new celebrities in new costumes (Picture: Getty) (Image credit: Getty)

With everything in the world of TV turned upside down after lockdown, programmes around the world have had their filming schedules interrupted.

But there is great news, because filming for series two of The Masked Singer has now wrapped.

What can we expect from series two?

Thankfully The Masked Singer has managed to get series two filmed, and Joel has told Digital Spy that, despite social distancing measures, the new series won't look that different to series one.

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"It's such a huge production, and they've managed to get it done in such an insane amount of time.

"The only thing different is there are perspex divides between the panel," Joel revealed.

"Pretty much everything is the same, the costumes are still absolutely mad, the suits are still mad, and the panel is still crazy.

The Masked Singers judges

The Masked Singers judges will see Mo Gilligan join the team (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

"If anyone thought they can't step it up from the first series, they have. It feels huge. The names are insane, like, really insane."

And with the show heading back to ITV soon, Saturday night's will soon see us guessing who is under the masks once again.

"It feels like a really weirdly important show, the world needs something really silly and stupid, that you can watch with the whole family, Joel continues.

"It feels like there's an excitement over Saturday night TV again."

Queen Nicola 

The Masked Singer Queen Bee

Queen Bee was crowned winner of The Masked Singer in series one (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

The Masked Singer fans will remember that Girls Aloud star, Nicola Roberts, won the last series as Queen Bee, keeping fans guessing right until the last moment about who was under her mask.

Other names in series one included CeeLo Green as Monster, Kelis as Daisy, Denise Van Outen as Fox, Jason Manford as Hedgehog, Katherine Jenkins as Octopus, and Jake Shears as Unicorn.

But while we are trying to guess who the new celebrities could be under the costumes, there will also be a new judge on the panel.

A new judge 

Comedian Mo Gilligan

Comedian Mo Gilligan will join the judging panel for series 2 (Picture: Getty) (Image credit: Getty)

Due to current travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Ken Jeong has been replaced by comedian and Celebrity Gogglebox favourite Mo Gilligan.

Mo will be joining the remaining original judges, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora.

The Masked Singer will return to ITV1 soon. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

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