ITV kicks off the new year with the third series of The Masked Singer UK.
The hugely popular singing competition is back for 2022 and will see a new roster of celebrities hide their identities in a bid to confuse viewers and the panel as they sing on stage in disguise.
Judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan return to their detective chairs and Joel Dommett returns as host, alongside twelve new characters.
Read more: The Masked Singer UK unveils all season 3 characters
But who’s hoping to join 2019 and 2020 winners Nicola Roberts, also known as Queen Bee, and Joss Stone who won the show last year after being discovered as Sausage, and when the show begins- does he? Here’s everything you need to know about the start time, lineup and judges.
When does The Masked Singer UK 2022 start?
The third series will begin on New Years Day.
Viewers can connect to ITV from 7 p.m. on Saturday January 1 to see the first part of the new season which will continue until 8:30 p.m.
The second episode will air the next day at a slightly later hour from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Masked Singer UK 2022 line-up
The season three cast came out in November, here’s a full list of the characters who will be taking the stage.
Light up the room with their performance, meet Chandelier
Bagpipes – the pride of Scotland hopes to reach high marks
Hear them roar, it’s Lion fish
donuts looks like a sweet treat, but will they run rings around everyone trying to figure out who they are
Traffic cone – they might be able to stop the traffic in this high visibility haute couture suit
Bamboo-zling those who try to guess who is hiding behind the mask, meet Panda
Rockhopper will make music on tweet in order to win peng
Hoping to go all the way and be crowned a mushroom, it’s Mushroom
Snap! here is Fireworks
Poodle promises to deliver paw performance
This singer is a snow joke, it’s Snow Leopard
Is it a robot? Is it a rabbit? No! It is Robobunny
You can read more about this year’s lineup here.
The Masked Singer UK 2022 judges
Returning to the panel for Round Three, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan, while Joel Dommett is the host.
There will also be a returning audience in the studio after the 2021 version of the show is taped without due to Covid-19.
Speaking about his return to presenting the show, Joel said, “It’s amazing. It’s really great, especially this show because having an audience has really changed everything. The energy in the studio has increased by up a notch and having whole families in front of you enjoying it the same way they enjoy it in their living room is very important. It has made this the best show yet. “
Speaking about what to expect from the panel this year, he added, “They’re really getting involved. Jonathan has really stepped up his game this series, it’s the best series he’s ever had.
“Someone flipped a switch on Jonathan and he’s amazing, he makes amazing guesses, he notices some interesting clues, he absolutely breaks it. Everyone catches up with Jonathan.”
The Masked Singer UK starts on ITV at 7 p.m. on Saturday January 2.
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