Denise Van Outen and Aston Merrygold named as judges on The Masked Singer UK tour

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Denise Van Outen met Eddie Boxshall when they were set up on a blind date. (Kate Green/Getty Images)
Denise Van Outen met Eddie Boxshall when they were set up on a blind date. (Kate Green/Getty Images)

Denise Van Outenand Aston Merrygold have been confirmed as judges on UK arena tour for The Masked Singer.

The TV presenter and the JLS star will join forces for the popular ITV programme's first arena stage shows, which will kick off in April.

Van Outen was a participant in the first series of the guessing game when she appeared as Fox, impressing judges and the TV audience with her vocals as she made it to the semi-final.

Speaking about the upcoming shows, Van Outen said: "I am so excited to be a judge on The Masked Singer Live tour.

Singer Aston Merrygold attends the ICAP annual charity day held at their offices in London
Singer Aston Merrygold attends the ICAP annual charity day held at their offices in London

"I’m sure we’re going to be thrilled by an incredible line-up of mystery celebrities bringing electrifying live performances to audiences up and down the country. This is a one of a kind show that is fun, infectious and full of surprises for all the family - I can’t wait."

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Merrygold, who is a member of The X-Factor boyband JLS, also got far as a contestant on The Masked Singer coming third in the second series of the programme where he was eventually unmasked as Robin.

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He said: "The idea of taking The Masked Singer to arenas around the country is absolutely brilliant. The show is not about judgment, it’s about having fun and keeping the audiences guessing.

"I am so happy to be joining the panel. Being on other side of the desk will be exhilarating in a completely different way, but still with all the excitement and drama of the TV series. I can’t wait to see everyone around the UK at the shows! Bring it on."

Joel Dommett will host of the Masked Singer Live which will be touring the UK from April 2022 for 10 shows across the country
Joel Dommett will host of the Masked Singer Live which will be touring the UK from April 2022 for 10 shows across the country

Joel Dommett, who will host the show, added: "Being in arenas means it’s going to be bigger than ever. I’m excited to see who the different celebrities are at every show.

"I don’t know their identities, so I’ll be guessing along with the arena audiences..."

The Masked Singer tour will have 10 shows across the country kicking off on April 2 at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena and at London's The O2 on April 3. It will draw its last curtain on April 18 at The SSE Arena in Wembley.

More celebrity announcements are expected soon.

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