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Amazing disguises for The Masked Dancer… but who’s behind them?

MEET the dancing dozen set to hot-foot on to your screens in The Masked Dancer.

The new ITV show is a spin-off of its Saturday night hit, The Masked Singer.

Viewers will have to work out which celebs are showing their sizzling steps on stage in these 12 bizarre outfits.

Set to air this month, the show will see Masked Singer judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan joined on the panel by Strictly ace Oti Mabuse.

We look at the get-ups and make an early guess as to who the celebs might be.


CUTE as a button and cooler than a cucumber, Squirrel will “bring a brand-new Nutcracker to the stage” say show bosses.

 SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: She looks more of a girl-group wannabe than a ballet fan. But we don’t think the outfit suits Sporty Spice Mel C. It’s more of a number for cherubic Love Island winner Dani Dyer.


THOSE snake hips could well thrill viewers. With his menacing look and leather gear, Viper looks a bit of a punk rocker.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: How about Matt Willis, singer with boy band Busted?


HE has sparkle, but can he pull it together on the night? That’s the question for Zip, who has one of the show’s funkiest outfits.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: The glitterati star who fills these sparkling shoes will have to have a sense of fun and lots of energy. How about ­prank­ster and ­game show host Stephen Mulhern?

Rubber chicken

TURNING this podgy poultry into a funky chicken takes a fuller-framed figure who can also raise a laugh.

SO WHO'S BEHIND THE MASK?: The ultimate contestant would be cuddly funnyman Johnny Vegas. We should be so clucky.


THIS character could well clean up as they promise to “send the audience into a spin” – and no prizes for guessing which disco ­classic will be their anthem.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: Strictly host Claudia Winkleman is used to peering out from behind her trademark fringe, so those ­colourful long tassels wouldn’t be an issue.

Knickerbocker Glory

WHIPPING viewers into a frenzy is this high-kicking sweetie .

 SO WHO’S BE­HIND THE MASK?: With her fab figure, Carol Vorderman could pull off this sensational look.


IT takes a leap of imagination to work out who could jump to it in this snug outfit. They’ll need to be rather nimble, though the character could spawn a new dance star.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: Perhaps super-svelte This Morning host Phillip Schofield would be hoppy to take to the dance floor.


PRETTY in pink, there is no ignoring this  Wild West showgirl. But there’s more than a hint of the drag artist to this old bird.

 SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: Paul O’Grady’s days as Lily Savage may be behind him, but could he be tempted back into a skirt   for one last performance?


PLEDGING to give an ex-straw-dinary performance, this tatty character might not move much in his day job but by night he could be the leader in his field.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: Boris Johnson is our outside bet – though with that hair we might not be able to tell the difference when the mask slips.


PUTTING the beat into Beetroot is this saucy little redhead with great legs.
Just imagine the floor show when that skirt – made up of leaves, naturally –   starts whizzing around ­during routines.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: Surely the ideal ­candidate would be flame-haired former Strictly ­winner Stacey Dooley.


IN a flying jacket, ­goggles and jodhpurs, this looks more like ace-of-the-skies Biggles – though with the floppy ears and sad eyes of a trusty beagle.

 SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: The perfect candidate is Natalie Cassidy, who plays loveable Sonia Fowler in EastEnders. She always seems to be the soap’s underdog.


LOOKS like someone was inspired by Regency romp Bridgerton for this Georgian toff complete with silk tails and cravate. The flamboyant garb would create a drama on a llama though.

SO WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: The only male celeb leggy enough to fit inside this number would be presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.

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