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07/05/2021 00:01 BST | Updated 07/05/2021 07:50 BST

The Masked Dancer: 12 Characters Competing On The New Series Revealed

The Masked Singer's dance-centric spin-off is coming soon, and it looks just as wild as the regular show.

We’ve barely recovered from Sausage taking off her grinning mask to reveal a heavily-pregnant Joss Stone underneath, but ITV has already given us a whole new array of disguised characters to get to know.

This time around, though, we won’t be trying to distinguish them from their singing voices, as it’s the line-up of spin-off show The Masked Dancer that’s been revealed.

Just as the name suggests, the show sees a host of celebrities performing a different dance for the judging panel each week, with their identities concealed the entire time.

And in keeping with the show’s singing equivalent, the costumes for The Masked Dancer are a mix of elaborate, unique and completely bizarre. 

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The Masked Dancer's cast of characters include Knickerbocker Glory, Carwash and Beetroot

Among the 12 masked characters we’ll be getting to know in the coming weeks are a giant dancing beetroot, a very glamorous ice cream sundae and, to be honest, one slightly unsettling scarecrow.

Joining them are a rubber chicken, a fancy-looking flamingo and a literal carwash come to life.

Check out the 12 new characters below…

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Joel Dommett will once again be on hosting duties for The Masked Dancer, with Masked Singer stars Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan returning to the judging panel.

However, with regular judge Rita Ora filming in Australia when the show was being recorded, there’s a new addition to the panel in the form of Strictly Come Dancing favourite Oti Mabuse.

ITV is yet to confirm a start date for The Masked Dancer, but they previously said it would be airing later in the spring.