Masked Singer faces show shake-up as three celebrities set to join judging panel

The Masked Singer is set to undergo a major shake-up as three new celebrities are set to join the judging panel, according to The Sun.

The star-studded panel is made up of Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan and the team will sit beside a few familiar faces for a one-off special.

Former England striker Peter Crouch is returning to familiar territory following his impressive stint on the second series of The Masked Dancer in 2022.

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Catchphrase presenter Stephen Mulhern and comedian Lee Mack will also join the 42-year-old alongside the four regular judges.

This Saturday marks the quarter-finals and seven celebrities will be cut down to just five in a brutal double elimination.

The remaining celebrities battling it out include Fawn, Jacket Potato, Rhino, Jellyfish, Knitting, Otter and Phoenix.

Following a tense sing-off with Jacket Potato, comedian Katherine Ryan left the judges stunned when she was unveiled as Pigeon.

After the big reveal, Katherine told viewers: "I love Pigeon because she's a sassy nana. An East End bird. A real grafter. And crucially, a fan of hip hop who can bust a move.

"The Masked Singer is one of the very few shows that we can all thoroughly enjoy as a family.

"I love theatre and thought that even though I'm not a professional singer, I could have some fun and sell it on personality while surprising my children with the reveal".

The Canadian star went on to address the judges incorrect guesses, adding: "I was flattered the panel thought I might actually be from Essex like Gemma Collins or Stacey Solomon.

"They even guessed Maya Jama which – to be honest – I'm mistaken for often even without a mask. We are very similar, both stunning and talented."

The reveal came as a particular shock as the show was filmed when Katherine was just one month away from giving birth to her baby girl.

Katherine welcomed Fenna in December – her second child with partner Bobby Kootstra.

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