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The Masked Singer: When is the I’m A Celebrity Special on TV and who’s taking part?

Two of ITV’s biggest shows join forces for one night only

Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross
The Masked Singer: I'm A Celebrity Special is coming to ITV in November. (ITV)

Franchise meet-ups featuring costumed characters are nothing new but rarely do they involve glitzy musical numbers like the ones you’ll find in The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity special.

This mixture of two popular ITV shows - The Masked Singer and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here - originally debuted in late 2022 as a one-off special to get audiences ready for the full series of the former. It invited a series of former I’m a Celebrity campmates to don colourful costumes and try to pull the wool over the eyes of the show’s judges.

Following the success of its first outing - and with a new series of I’m a Celebrity just around the corner - this special jungle-themed episode is making a return this November.

Here’s everything you need to know about it.


When is The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity Special on?

The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity Special will air on ITV and ITVX at 7.30pm on Sunday, 19 November 2023. It’ll be available to stream immediately afterwards on the channel’s streaming platform.


Who will host The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity special?

Joel Dommett wears a suit covered in illustrations of spiders
Joel Dommett will host this special one-off episode of The Masked Singer. (ITV)

Comedian and The Masked Singer host Joel Dommett will return to this Aussie-themed episode and has already teased that it might have a few surprises up its sleeve.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Dommett revealed: “We may or may not have some very exciting specials in the works. It feels like it really worked last year, people really liked the I'm a Celeb special and it felt like a really lovely introduction to the entire series...

"It works really well, and so, yeah, hopefully we've got some specials planned this year - but I won't tell you what they are or whether they're happening... wink, wink."


Who are the judges on The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity special?

Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross stand behind the judges desk
Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross will return as judges. (ITV)

Fans of The Masked Singer will be pleased to learn that all of the show’s current judges will return for this I’m A Celebrity special including Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan.

Together, they’ll have to try and figure out which former campers are belting out familiar tunes.


Who’s in The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity Special?

Well, the answer to that question is still a mystery… but we do know a little about the wild costumes that these hidden campers will be wearing.

Dunny

Dunny on The Masked Singer: I'm a Celebrity special
Who is Dunny? (ITV)

It’s the place everyone needs to visit at some point whilst in camp but no one wants to clean - but who’s lurking inside the loo? Whoever it is, they’ll emerge during this week’s show.

Huntsman

Huntsman on The Masked Singer: I'm a Celebrity special
Who is Huntsman? (ITV)

They’ve got eight legs, beady eyes and a passion for singing… but who’s hiding inside Huntsman? Tune in on Sunday to see if you can guess before the judges do.

Wombat

Wombat on The Masked Singer: I'm a Celebrity special
Who is Wombat? (ITV)

These little creatures are not only native to Australia but based on Wombat’s fashion sense, they also appear to be big Elvis fans. Find out who’s inside Wombat during Sunday's special.

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon on The Masked Singer: I'm a Celebrity special
Who is Bearded Dragon? (ITV)

Don’t be fooled by the frilly pink dress and flowing blue hair, this dragon also boasts a big yellow beard - but who could be bringing it the character life?


The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity Special will air on ITV and ITVX at 7.30pm on Sunday, 19 November 2023.