'The Masked Dancer' confirmed for second series

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'The Masked Dancer' will return in 2022. (ITV)
'The Masked Dancer' will return in 2022. (ITV)

The Masked Dancer will be returning for a second series, ITV has confirmed.

Joel Dommett is set to take over hosting again while the judges are yet-to-be announced for the show which will return next year.

The first instalment of The Masked Singer spin-off aired earlier this year, with Olympic gymnast Louis Smith being crowned winner.

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The debut season saw Oti Mabuse, Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan sit on the judging panel and they were also joined by famous guests including Holly Willoughby and David Walliams.

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ITV's head of entertainment commissioning Katie Rawcliffe 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."

Meanwhile, managing director of production company Bandicoot, Derek McLean, and creative director Daniel Nettleton said: "'The Masked Dancer' wowed audiences last year and we're thrilled to bring back the show for another series of crazy costumes, mind-blowing moves and maddeningly compelling cues. With the mayhem we're lining up for 2022, we are already planning for the most bonkers series yet."

The programme sees celebrities don costumes to conceal their identities while they perform different dances, leaving it up to the panel to determine who they are through their moves and a series of complex clues.

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Smith was disguised behind a 'Carwash' costume in the inaugural UK series while other stars and characters included burlesque icon Dita von Teese as Beetroot, actor Bonnie Langford as Squirrel and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood masquerading as Knickerbocker Glory.

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The announcement comes as The Masked Singer is due to return in January with a brand new set of colourful characters.

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