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The Masked Dancer's Joel Dommett teases major international stars for new series line-up

The comedian hosts the ITV guessing game


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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
September 1, 2022
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The Masked Dancer host Joel Dommett has teased the line-up for the upcoming series of the popular ITV show. 

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Speaking to HELLO! and other journalists at ITV's Entertainment Launch on Tuesday at London's White City House, the comedian revealed that the show has welcomed some international stars for the 2022 season. 

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"There's some international stars. Definitely there's a couple I can think of right now that are so huge. I just couldn't believe it. I think now because travel restrictions aren't a thing, there's so many more people that are travelling. 

"There's definitely a few where I was like, 'Oh my god.' I really get starstruck by people, it's amazing. 

"I had interactions with people the whole time. So I held their hand when they were in their costume or hugged them or something and then after the reveal, I was like, 'I was holding their hand the entire time, this is so wild!'"

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The 37-year-old comedian also teased new changes to the show, including bigger sets and more dancers. "I feel like this series, they've really leaned into the silliness of it," he explained. "There's more dancers than ever before, the sets are huge. It feels way bigger." 

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Major international stars have joined the line-up

Fellow judge Oti Mabuse added that more clues have been included in the series. When asked whether the standard of the contestants has improved, the former Strictly dancer said: "Absolutely. It keeps getting better and better. The themes of the series were better, the clues when we hear their voices and I'm like, 'Oh my god, this is amazing!'"

The ITV guessing game returns on Saturday September 3 and will see Oti joined by fellow judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and new addition to the panel, Peter Crouch, as they attempt to work out which celebrity is hiding behind the mask. 

12 famous faces will be taking to the stage to show off their best moves while donning amazing costumes which include a Prawn Cocktail, a Pig and a Sea Slug.

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