The Masked Singer which got its start in South Korea in 2015 then later made its debut in the US and other countries in 2019 make its debut on ITV in the UK.
The BBC’s Steven McIntosh attended a recording of The Masked Singer in September. Here’s what he saw – and what he didn’t.
It’s difficult to recall a studio audience so frustrated by a TV show recording.
Not because those present at a September taping of The Masked Singer didn’t enjoy the show. Far from it – most cheered, laughed and evidently thought it was great entertainment.
But the audience (which BBC News was a part of) sat through several hours of recording and reshoots, only to be told just before the end that they all had to leave as producers filmed the crucial moment where the evicted celebrity was unmasked.
Only a select few members of the public were allowed to stay.
Following the announcement of the series, it was confirmed by ITV that the judging panel would consist of presenter and comedian Jonathan Ross, television presenter Davina McCall, actor and comedian Ken Jeong (who is also a judge on the American version), and singer-songwriter and actress Rita Ora.
It was also confirmed that Joel Dommett would host the show
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