Renowned dancer Oti Mabuse to join the panel alongside Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall as Joel Dommett presents.
This new 7 x 90 series, produced by Bandicoot Scotland, will see celebrity contestants perform unique dances, whilst covered from head to toe in extravagant, colourful costumes and masks, leaving the viewers and star panel to guess their identities. The Masked Dancer will air late Spring on ITV and the ITV Hub.
TVZone can reveal that the 7-episode 90-minute series will be stripped over one week later this Spring - likely to take the slot previously occupied by the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals in late May.
The new format will feature 12 celebrities 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. Clue packages will accompany every Masked Dancer to help the panel and at home detectives crack the case of who the famous faces behind the masks are. From ballet to ballroom, salsa to swing and everything in between, the mystery line up will be dancing onto screens this Spring.
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning said “The Masked Singer is a huge hit for ITV and our viewers can’t get enough of this colourful guessing game. The Masked Dancer will build on that success and create a new format that will be just as much fun and entertaining for our viewers.”