THE MASKED SINGER GIVEN DOUBLE RECOMMISSION BY ITV

ITV has recommissioned The Masked Singer for two further series, and also confirmed that The Masked Dancer will return later this year.



Part guessing game and part singing show, the spectacular series sees 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed, thanks to an expert team of talented costume designers.



Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment at ITV, said: "The Masked Singer has once again established itself as unmissable event television, keeping the nation guessing throughout its glorious eight-week run...


"We’re already counting down to see who’s hiding behind those infamous masks in 2023 and look forward to welcoming the series back to ITV and ITV Hub next year."



Bandicoot managing director Derek McLean and creative director Daniel Nettleton added: "The third series of The Masked Singer has underscored its unique position in British television as an unrivalled Saturday night powerhouse and the UK’s biggest entertainment show...


"The phenomenal audience reaction is evidenced by the vast viewing figures, fantastic fan engagement and unparalleled levels of social media sleuthing. We’re delighted that ITV has shown its long-term commitment to the show and with two new series of musical mayhem in the pipeline, we are already plotting the next spectacularly surreal season."



Elsewhere, The Masked Dancer has also been confirmed for a second series, due to air later this year.


Katie Rawcliffe, ITV head of entertainment commissioning, said: "Only on ‘The Masked Dancer’ would dancing flamingos, frogs and car washes keep the nation on the edge of their seats, so we’re very happy to bring back more of the same bonkers entertainment in 2022."



Both series are produced by Bandicoot Scotland, part of Argonon.