New characters for S2 including the first duo


Onomatopée, Pillar & Post and Odd Socks will participate in the second series of The Masked Dancer. (IVT)

ITV has revealed the new costumes and characters for the second series of The Masked Dancerincluding the show’s first dance duo.

A selection of famous faces will be hidden behind a dozen costumes as they dance for the jury, who will then try to guess their identities.

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Comedian Joel Dommett – who also hosts the hugely popular The Masked Singer – is leading the show, with Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Oti Mabuse returning as judges.

They will be joined on the panel by English football legend Peter Crouch, who replaces Mo Gilligan due to the comedian’s touring commitments.

Sea Slug, Pearly King and Cactus will participate in the second series of The Masked Dancer.  (IVT)

Sea Slug, Pearly King and Cactus will participate in the second round of The Masked Dancer. (IVT)

Among this year’s entrants will be the mail-inspired Pillar and Post, who will compete as a duo in the show’s first two-person costume.

Other wacky costumes include Odd Socks, Scissors, and Onomatopoeia, whose presumably high-energy routines will go hand-in-hand with the comic book sounds adorning their outfits.

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There are a number of animal-themed characters this year, including the colorfully dressed pig, the bizarre Sea Slug and Pearly King – a lion wearing a sparkly costume inspired by the historic Pearly King lore in the UK. United.

In case those costumes weren’t enough to whet the appetite, there’s also a pair of dancing scissors, a pack of weird socks, and a cactus wearing a superhero cape.

Candlestick, Pig and Scissors will participate in the second series of The Masked Dancer.  (IVT)

Candlestick, Pig and Scissors will participate in the second round of The Masked Dancer. (IVT)

Tomato Sauce, Shrimp Cocktail, and Astronaut will take part in the second series of The Masked Dancer.  (IVT)

Tomato Sauce, Shrimp Cocktail and Astronaut will participate in the second round of The Masked Dancer. (IVT)

The Masked Dancer premiering on UK screens in 2021, following the runaway success of The Masked Singerwhich had reached huge ratings with its first series in early 2020.

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith won the first set of the dance show as Carwash, finishing ahead of Bonnie Langford as Squirrel and Take That star Howard Donald as Zip.

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The Masked Singermeanwhile, was given the green light for a fourth and fifth series after 6.3 million viewers watched Natalie Imbruglia win the 2022 series.

The Aussie singer performed Panda, finishing ahead of Charlotte Church as Mushroom and Westlife’s Mark Feehily in the fan-favorite Robobunny outfit.

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