ITV has announced that RTS award-winning comedian, Mo Gilligan, will take a seat on The Masked Singer UK panel for the new series.
Gilligan will be joining Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross in using their power of deduction to guess the face behind the voice, while host Joel Dommett also returns to preside over the proceedings.
Gilligan commented: "It’s a real privilege to be joining The Masked Singer team.
“It’s one of the funniest shows out there and I’m really proud to play my small part to help bring a little bit of joy to the nation.”
Across another eight episodes, a fresh cast of 12 celebrities with new but equally as elaborate costumes will be flexing their vocal chords behind masks.
The aim will be to stump viewers and panellists alike on their identities as successfully as Nicola Roberts, who, as Queen Bee, was crowned the winner of the first UK series.
Due to current travel restrictions, Ken Jeong is unable to feature as a regular panellist, although he still hopes to appear once or twice in the series.
Ken Jeong said: “I had so much fun on season one of The Masked Singer UK, I told the team nothing short of a global pandemic would stop me from coming back for season two!
“I hope when things start to normalise I can return and offer my expertise on all things British, like the Australian Open. Please take care, be safe, and as the title of the show suggests, wear a mask.”
The Masked Singer UK begins filming this autumn and will air on ITV in 2021.
Excited to announce that I will be joining the panel for series 2 of @maskedsingeruk on @itv held this news in for months but it’s amazing to be joining one of the biggest family entertainment shows in the UK pic.twitter.com/PPg3UBumEi
— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) August 20, 2020