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The Masked Dancer UK Kicks Off The New And Exclusive Line-up On BBC Brit

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What does a Zip, Rubber Chicken, Beetroot and Viper all have in common? Well, if you tune into BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) to watch The Masked Dancer UK from Sunday 8 August at 7PM, the answer will quickly become apparent – they all have some spectacular dance moves!

Hosted by English actor Joel Dommett, The Masked Dancer UK forms part of BBC Brit’s new and exciting line-up of shows, which promises to have ‘A Brit of something for everyone’. 

The popular show format, built off the international success of The Masked Singer, sees 12 UK celebrity contestants – dressed, from head to toe, in elaborate costumes, which reflect their alter egos – perform impressive dance routines in front of a star panel. The panel includes South African born professional dancer and Strictly Come Dancing title holder (2019 and 2020), Oti Mabuse as well as British presenter, Jonathan Ross, British comedian Mo Gilligan and tv presenter, Davina McCall.

While attempting to impress the judges with their dancing skills, the masked celebrities share clues to their hidden identities. At the end of each episode, the panel must vote on the best performances to decide who goes through to the next round, while trying to guess their true identities, which are only revealed upon elimination. 

When asked why South African audiences would enjoy the show, Oti Mabuse said “It’s a brilliant entertainment show and it’s for the whole family. I know South Africans love dancing and this is a dance show that will shock their mind… and there is a South African on the panel! Every moment was a positive one filled with love and light. I laughed so much and had the time of my life and I’m sure South African audiences who tune in, will experience this too.”

Get a sneak peek into the fun new dance show format that is The Masked Dancer – 

There’s a Brit of great entertainment coming to BBC Brit over the next couple of months. With lots of exciting, shared viewing experiences providing the perfect opportunity to snuggle up on the couch together and enjoy.

The Masked Dancer UK celebrity panel includes (from left to right), Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Joel Domm (host), Oti Mabuse and Jonathan Ross.

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