The Masked Singer UK start date revealed with new costumed characters unveiled

Virgin Radio

11 Dec 2023, 10:18

(L-R) Airfryer, Bubble tea, Owl, Mo Gillighan, Davina, Joel Dommett, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross

Credit: ITV

The Masked Singer UK is heading back to screens very soon, and will have some brand new faces (and unlikely objects) as part of their new costumed cast.

The hilarious singing competition will officially return to ITV1 and ITVX on Saturday 30th December at 7pm, with Joel Dommett back at the helm as host.

Returning to the panel to help suss out the stars underneath the wacky costumes will be Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan

For 2024, The Masked Singer UK will feature twelve characters for the celebs to transform into, with the hopes of being able to stump the panel and viewers alike. 

This year, a very eclectic bunch of new characters will the hit stage, including an Air Fryer, Bubble Tea and even Eiffel Tower!

The Masked Singer UK’s 2024 cast:

  • They’re a real HOOT… it’s

  • OWL


  • Here for a FRYING visit… it’s


  • They’re everyone’s cup of tea… it’s


  • They’re made of

  • steely stuff… it’s


  • Ready to take it to the maximus – it’s


  • Hoping they can sink their teeth into their performance… it’s


  • Here to lead us on a merry dance… it’s


  • Ready to bowl you over… it’s


  • Things are about to get hairy…it’s


  • Guaranteed to give a cracking performance ….. its


  • Ready to storm the stage…it’s


  • Get ready to scream and jump on a chair… it’s

  • RAT 

Teasing what fans can expect from the imaginative singing series and its unbelievably creative costumes, host Dommet said: “Honestly, they are the best costumes ever. If they don’t make you smile, well, get out! Air Fryer is unbelievably silly. It's so liberating to be a part of a show where first of all, people really enjoy it and also from my point of view, any idea I have, it's fair game. 

“Even when it comes to the suits!  I have a suit which has crazy patterns and kind of looks like wallpaper. So I said to the producers "Could I start the show as the wallpaper?" and make a joke of that? It's so cool as a creative person to just think of something and then it happens. It's the best job ever.”

The currently unknown stars will do their best to join the ranks of The Masked Singer UK winners, including Queen Bee (Nicola Roberts), Sausage (Joss Stone), Panda (Natalie Imbruglia) and Rhino (Charlie Simpson).

Virgin Radio's own Ricky Wilson took part in the fan-favourite show in the 2023 series, and narrowly missed out on the top spot while dressed as Phoenix.

The new series of The Masked Singer starts on Saturday 30th December at 7pm on ITV1, ITVX and STV.