The Masked Dancer 2022 start date confirmed for this autumn as new series comes to ITV

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The Masked Dancer will be back on ITV soon with its second series.

ITV has revealed that a new series of The Masked Singer spin-off is on its way.

The mystery dancing competition sees celebs fight to put on the best dance performance all while their real identities are covered under spectacular masks.

While the first series of The Masked Dancer aired last May it’s rumoured that the second series won’t launch until later in the year.

The Masked Dancer series 2 characters
The Masked Dancer series 2 characters

Series two of The Masked Singer has been confirmed to start on Saturday, 3 September at 6:30PM on ITV.

The second series will welcome back host Joel Dommett together with celebrity sleuths Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Oti Mabuse – who announced her exit as a pro dancer on Strictly earlier this year.

They’ll be joined by new panellist Peter Crouch who will step in for Mo Gilligan.

The footballing legend will takeover from Mo who is unavailable due to touring commitments.

Peter Crouch said: “The show is a firm favourite in our household and when asked I jumped at the chance to take part. I am competitive and I’m currently scrolling through friends’ socials looking for those tell-tale dance moves.

“Another plus is by being on the panel my social media, family and friends won’t be constantly speculating that I’m hiding behind one of the masks!”

Meanwhile Oti said of returning for a second series: “I love being a part of the show. It was such a highlight. I take my hat off to the celebrities, they make dancing in those huge but wonderful costumes look effortless.

“I’m so excited to see this year’s characters.”

Mystery dancers taking part in the show this year are Prawn Cocktail, Sea Slug, Scissors, Pearly King, Astronaut, Onomatopoeia, Odd Socks, Pig, Candlestick, Cactus, Pillar and Post and Tomato Sauce.

The first series featured Viper, Frog, Knickerbocker Glory, Scarecrow, Flamingo, Llama, Beagle, Carwash, Beetroot, Squirrel, Rubber Chicken and Zip.

You can watch and catch up on the show via the ITV Hub here.