The Masked Singer (British TV series)
|The Masked Singer|
|Directed by||Simon Staffurth|
|Creative director(s)||Beth Honan|
|Presented by||Joel Dommett|
|Narrated by||Jim Johnson|
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Production location(s)||ITV Studios Bovingdon|
|Running time||90 mins (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Bandicoot Scotland|
|Original release||4 January 2020 –|
|Related shows||Masked Singer franchise|
The Masked Singer is a British reality singing competition television series based on the Masked Singer franchise which originated from the South Korean version of the show King of Mask Singer. It premiered on ITV on 4 January 2020.
On 31 May 2019, it was announced that ITV was producing a local version of the South Korean television singing competition King of Mask Singer, originally broadcast by the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, for the British television market. The production is made by British television production company Bandicoot, part of the Argonon Group.
Panelists and host
Following the announcement of the series, it was confirmed by ITV that the panel would consist of presenter and comedian Jonathan Ross, television presenter Davina McCall, US actor and comedian Ken Jeong (who is also a panelist on the American version of the programme), and singer-songwriter and actress Rita Ora.
Episode 1 (4 January)
|1||Queen Bee||"Alive" by Sia||undisclosed||WIN|
|2||Duck||"Like a Virgin" by Madonna||undisclosed||RISK|
|3||Unicorn||"Babooshka" by Kate Bush||undisclosed||WIN|
|4||Butterfly||"You've Got the Love" by Florence and the Machine||Patsy Palmer||OUT|
|5||Chameleon||"Creep" by Radiohead||undisclosed||RISK|
|6||Hedgehog||"Black Magic" by Little Mix||undisclosed||WIN|
Episode 2 (5 January)
|1||Monster||"Happy" by Pharrell Williams||undisclosed||RISK|
|2||Fox||"Call Me" by Blondie||undisclosed||WIN|
|3||Tree||"It Must Be Love" by Madness||undisclosed||WIN|
|4||Pharaoh||"Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles||Alan Johnson||OUT|
|5||Octopus||"Part of Your World" by Jodi Benson||undisclosed||WIN|
|6||Daisy||"Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd||undisclosed||RISK|
Episode 3 (11 January)
|1||Unicorn||"Juice" by Lizzo||SAFE|
|2||Duck||"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi||RISK|
|3||Queen Bee||"Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi||SAFE|
|4||Hedgehog||"Shine" by Take That||SAFE|
|5||Chameleon||"Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man||RISK|
|1||Duck||"Ave Maria" by Schubert||undisclosed||SAFE|
|2||Chameleon||"True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper||Justin Hawkins||OUT|
Episode 4 (18 January)
|1||Octopus||"Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin||RISK|
|2||Tree||"Lovely Day" by Bill Withers||RISK|
|3||Daisy||"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt||SAFE|
|4||Monster||"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley||SAFE|
|5||Fox||"On the Radio" by Donna Summer||SAFE|
|1||Octopus||"One Last Time" by Ariana Grande||undisclosed||SAFE|
|2||Tree||"Evergreen" by Westlife||Teddy Sheringham||OUT|
Official ratings are taken from BARB, utilising the four-screen dashboard which includes viewers who watched the programme on laptops, smartphones, and tablets within 7 days of the original broadcast.
for all UK TV
|2||5 January||5.50||15||N/A (<6.18)[a]|
- Not reported in the weekly top 15 programmes for four-screen viewer ratings.
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