Meet all The Masked Dancer judges – from Davina McCall to Oti Mabuse

Surprise hit show The Masked Singer arguably helped a lot of people through lockdown earlier this year, and due its phenomenal success ITV is set to launch a spin off of the show called The Masked Dancer.

The show's format will stay the same where the celebrity performers will be dressed in some outrageous outfits that conceal their identity.

But this time round the panel of judges and the audience will be focused on guessing which celebrity has the best dance moves instead of guessing who is behind the voice.

The judging panel will stop at nothing to try and guess who is behind the mask. They will be given cryptic clues and pay close attention to the celebrity contestants' physical movements and their speaking voice.

Like its sister show, contestants will be voted off at the end of every week and the losing celebrity will be ‘unmasked’ to the judges, audience and the public.

Comedian Joel Dommett returns as host and we will see some familiar faces resume their roles as permanent judges in this spin off show. Here we take a look at the judges, a new addition to the panel and three celebrity judges confirmed to appear.

Jonathan Ross

ITV chat show host has confirmed he is returning as a main judge on the spin off show.

He has been a panellist on the Masked Singer since its launch. Former radio host Ross is best known for his noted chat show The Jonathan Ross Show.

Mo Gilligan

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Stand -up comedian Mo first came to the public's attention when he uploaded hilarious clips to social media.

The clips propelled him to world wide success in 2017.

Another original panellist, Gilligan has appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox and The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.

He has a stand-up comedy show called Momentum that is available to watch on Netflix.

Davina McCall

Davina is one of the most recognisable presenters in the country. She was the original host of Big Brother and she went on to host Million Pound Drop, Got to Dance and The Jump.

Davina was a huge fan of The Masked Singer and indicated that she needed no hesitation to sign up for The Masked Dancer.

Oti Mabuse

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Oti Mabuse is a newcomer to The Masked Singer/ Dancer franchise

Having found fame on Strictly Come Dancing she is one of the most successful dancers to have come from the hit BBC1 show.

She has solid judging experience as she appeared on another BBC1 favourite, The Greatest Dancer and Celebrity Masterchef.

Guest judges

ITV have also announced three guest judges to feature throughout the series. This Morning co-presenter Holly Willoughby, Comedian and Britain’s got talent judge, David Walliams and Dr. Who companion John Bishop have all confirmed that they are panelists on the show.

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On confirming her place as a guest judge the Dancing on Ice host spoke to Digital Spy and said: "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”.

This time around the judges will have to guess the identity of the celebrities in colourful characters such as Zip, Beetroot, Knickerbocker Glory, Frog, Viper Llama, Rubber Chicken and Scarecrow.

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