Davina McCall has revealed that Rita Ora ‘struggled’ returning to The Masked Singer.
The unique singing show, which is set to return on New Year’s Day, will see a whole host of new mystery stars, and the competition get even harder.
Davina and Rita will be joined by Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross as they return to figure out who exactly is behind the mask.
Asked what it was like coming back, judge Davina said: ‘It’s interesting. Rita is slightly struggling because it’s all gone to next level harder.
‘Rita’s like, “I can’t tune into the voices in the same way.” Jonathan’s actually doing weirdly well but Jonathan does know every single human being on the planet because he’s interviewed them or he’s played some kind of game with them. He’s got a story about everyone. It’s amazing, but don’t tell him I said that because it will go really badly to his head.’
Rita added: ‘I think this series is the hardest because people are catching onto what our strong points are. I always listen to the voice, Jonathan and Mo are so strong on the comedy side of things, Davina knows everyone! It’s hard for me now because they’re adjusting their accents and their singing voices which is what I always rely on.’
Consider us intrigued.
It was confirmed in May that Rita would be back on judging duties after being replaced on The Masked Dancer due to filming commitments with The Voice Australia.
Last series saw the likes of Joss Stone singing her heart out dressed as a sausage, while Ne-Yo donned a badger costume, and Aston Merrygold gave it a good go as Robin.
Joss won the last series, while Nicola Roberts was the champion of the first series of the show – so who’s set to follow in their footsteps?
The Masked Singer returns January 1 at 7pm on ITV.
The Masked Singer series 2: Who is behind each mask?
With the nation more or less confined to their living rooms every Saturday night, The Masked Singer has proven to be something of a lockdown 3.0 saviour. While the performances are of course a draw, most of the fun lies in guessing just who is behind each mask. Here are the clues and theories so far:
- UNMASKED: Alien was Sophie Ellis-Bextor
- UNMASKED: Seahorse was Mel B
- UNMASKED: Swan was Martine McCutcheon
- UNMASKED: Grandfather Clock was Glenn Hoddle
- UNMASKED: Bush baby was John Thomson
- UNMASKED: The Viking was Morten Harket
- UNMASKED: The Blob is Lenny Henry
- UNMASKED: The Dragon is Sue Perkins
- UNMASKED: Harlequin is Gabrielle
- UNMASKED: Robin is Aston Merrygold
- UNMASKED: Badger is Ne-Yo
- UNMASKED: Sausage is Joss Stone