Rita Ora returns to the panel for season 2 of ‘The Masked Singer’ UK and welcomes Mo Gilligan who will be replacing Ken Jeong due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross will also be on the panel once again, along with comedian Joel Dommett as the presenter.
‘The Masked Singer’ UK became an instant success on ITV earlier this year, leaving the audience wanting more and they are not being disappointed.
The ITV show will go into production for its second season from Septemeber 14th 2020, and take place over eight nights in front of a socially distanced live audience with Government guidelines, according to Deadline.
The British version of the Korean singing contest is set to be among the first of UK entertainment shows to be filmed in front of a live studio audience following the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Produced by Argonon-backed Bandicoot TV, the show will return to Bovingdon Studios, north of London, for its second season production.
Ken Jeong commented about not being part of the panel this upcoming season, he said: “I am gutted because I truly love working with Joel, Rita, Davina, Jonathan, and everyone at Bandicoot and ITV.”
“I hope when things start to normalize 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.” – Jeong added.
Taking Jeongs’ place, Gilligan said: “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.”
As Rita Ora returns with a few of the other panel members, each took to social media to share their excitement about the upcoming season of the show.
Ora posted a few photos from season one and captioned her post: “The @maskedsingeruk is back!! So so happy to be joining the show again for season 2 next year!! Excited to welcome @mothecomedian to the panel! What was your fav moment from season 1?”
While Gilligan captioned his post of a group photo of the team, saying: “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.”
Davina McCall and Joel Dommett also posted the funky group photo, with McCall saying: LOVED playing Detective Davina last year!! and I can’t wait to do it all over again! So so pleased the @maskedsingeruk is back for a second series @itv @wearestv1 #MaskedSinger xx”
While Dommett said: “Super excited to have @mothecomedian on board the @maskedsingeruk team! However if I get pushed to the back of all the photos I will fully kick off. Returns to @itv in 2021.. xx.”