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The Masked Dancer | Series 2 Preview (ITV)

Presiding over this unique and unusual dance party will be Joel Dommett.

After the success of the first series, The Masked Dancer is back as the celebrity cast attempt to baffle, bewilder and bamboozle the panel and viewers with their fancy footwork and dazzling dance moves whilst covered from head to toe in extravagant and elaborate costumes.

This series footballing legend Peter Crouch will be hoping he can hit the back of the net with his guesses - a celebration that could see his unique 'Robot dance' making an appearance!

With success both on and off the pitch and a host of famous friends to boot, could this give him the edge over his fellow panellists?

Alongside Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Oti Mabuse they will all be watching each performance closely as they try and work out which twinkle toed celebrity is behind the mask.

The former England striker will be stepping in for comedian Mo Gilligan this season, with Mo unavailable owing to touring commitments. Mo will be back to join Peter, Davina, Jonathan and Oti on the panel for a surprise appearance during the run.

Twelve brand new celebrities will be stepping onto the dancefloor to take on character alter egos as they trip the light fantastic in a bid to wow the panel and confuse with their moves.

Hot footing onto the dancefloor this series are:

Dancing to their own tune.. it’s Onomatopoeia

Hoping that they can paint the dancefloor red… it’s Tomato Sauce

You’ve heard of the worm but now it’s time for a new dance craze….. it’s Sea Slug

They will be cutting their own shapes on stage…. It’s Scissors

With dance moves to prickle your fancy…. It’s Cactus

They invented the MoonWalk…. It’s Astronaut

Will they deliver a first-class performance?…. It’s Pillar and Post

Burn baby burn, its disco inferno….. It’s Candlestick

Kick your knees up, step in time…. It’s Pearly King

They’ll be hogging the dance floor…. It’s Pig

Hoping not to pull a Mussel… it’s Prawn Cocktail

These happy feet won’t be uncoordinated…. It’s Odd Socks

Joel Dommett said: “It’s so great to be back for some dancing and guessing! I’m super excited to find out who is dancing behind the masks! We’re losing Mo for some episodes - but we have Peter ‘the Robot’ Crouch to fill his much smaller shoes. I’m very excited as I’ve always looked up to him in his career and because he is massive.”

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning said “Last series was such a hit with fans, we are delighted to be bringing a brand-new instalment of the most bonkers show on TV to our viewers...

"It’s become compulsive viewing for our audience as families across the country join in unison to shout 'Take It Off' at their TV’s.”

The Masked Dancer begins Saturday 3rd September on ITV.


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