The Masked Singer Christmas special date and costumes

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The Masked Singer UK will air its first ever Christmas special on ITV1 and ITVX.

In an exclusive Christmas TV special, the acclaimed entertainment show promises to deliver holiday joy as four celebrities don extravagant, festive costumes, aiming to stump both the panel of sleuths and viewers at home.

Host Joel Dommett will dazzle the audience in this one-time event, flanked by his yuletide sidekicks Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan. Joining them for the special is guest judge Leona Lewis. Together, they’re on a mission to reveal the true identities of the stars concealed behind the masks.

When is The Masked Singer Christmas special on TV?

The Masked Singer UK will air on Christmas Day (Monday, 25 December) at 7:30PM on ITV1.

You’ll also be able to watch online and on catch up via ITVX.

The Masked Singer Christmas costumes

With a quartet of celebrities stepping into the spotlight and an equal number of reveals, this episode is a holiday gift in itself, full of surprises and anticipation.

The four mystery contestants hiding under the costumes for the festive special are Reindeer, Decorations, Sprout and Partridge (In A Pear Tree).

The Masked Singer UK Christmas special costumes

The new Christmas special follows an I’m A Celebrity themed one-off last November.

Meanwhile, a brand new series of the main show will make its debut on ITV1 and ITVX from 30 December.

Joel Dommett will once again be back at the helm, ready to showcase a fresh array of whimsical and enigmatic characters on stage, set to confound and captivate the audience as they guess the masked celebrities.

A new lineup of stars aims for a spot in the coveted Masked Singer winners’ circle.

They’ll don the show’s famously outlandish costumes, performing incognito to bewilder the panel and the audience with their hidden identities and vocal performances.

Celebs unmasked in past series have included Nicola Roberts, Jason Manford, Katherine Jenkins, Ne-Yo, Joss Stone, Ricky Wilson and Charlotte Church.