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03/12/2020 00:01 GMT

The Masked Singer Series 2's Weird And Wonderful Costumes Have Been Unveiled In First-Look Photos

Who's ready to get guessing?

The 12 characters competing in the upcoming series of The Masked Singer UK have been unveiled.

And the costume department have gone all out with the new batch of outfits.

While most of last year’s disguises were of the animal variety, this year producers have been a bit more inventive, introducing Grandfather Clock, Sausage, Viking and Bush Baby into the mix.

Also among the disguises are the somewhat more traditional Robin, Badger, Seahorse and Swan, as well as Blob, Dragon and Harlequin.

Get to the know new cast of characters a bit better below…

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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Alien

    ITV says: "Alien hopes to dazzle earthlings with out of this world performances."
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Badger


    ITV says: "Badger steps out of the sett, but will this badger stand out from the crowd?"
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Blob

    ITV says: "They have many eyes but will all eyes and ears be on Blob?!"
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Bush Baby

    ITV says: "He is an adorable looking cheeky fluffy fella but will the voice match the cute appearance?"
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    ITV
    ITV
    Dragon

    ITV says: "Dragon is a cutie but, when they open their mouth to sing, can they bring the fire?"
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Grandfather Clock

    ITV says: "Grandfather Clock is the original Tik Tok and will be making every second on stage count."
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Harlequin

    ITV says: "They could be a joker in the pack or a stunning singer."
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Robin

    ITV says: "This rockin’ Robin will be hoping to deliver tweet harmonies and show that he’s not just for Christmas but planning to go the distance."
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    The Masked Singer
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    Sausage

    ITV says: "They are all wrapped up in a newspaper BUT will Sausage be the talk of the town?"
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Seahorse

    ITV says: "Seahorse is a beautiful marine creature who will be hoping their singing goes swimmingly."
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Swan

    ITV says: "Swan will be confidently swanning into town but when swan sings will they ruffle feathers?"
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    The Masked Singer UK
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    Viking

    ITV says: "Viking is armed with a sword and wearing a helmet and clearly taking this battle seriously!"

The Masked Singer launched in the UK at the beginning of this year, and sees a variety of disguised celebrities trying to impress the judging panel with their singing abilities, all while their identities are completely hidden.

Series one was won by former Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts, disguised as Queen Bee, while comedian Jason Manford and opera singer Katherine Jenkins – otherwise known as Hedgehog and Octopus – also made it all the way to the final.

For the time being, the identities of this year’s celebrities are still under wraps, though presenter Joel Dommett teased to Digital Spy earlier this year: “If anyone thought they can’t step it up from the first series, they have. It feels huge.

“The names are insane, like really insane.”

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The judging panel for the first series of The Masked Singer UK

Joel will once again be back on judging duties for series two, while Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora will return as judges.

There is one small change to the panel, though, with comedian Mo Gilligan standing in for Ken Jeong, who was unable to take part due to travel restrictions.

The Masked Singer UK will return to ITV on Boxing Day.