Ken Jeong gained’t be on the panel for The Masked Singer UK season 2 (Image: by Nils Jorgensen/REX)
However one of many highlights for a lot of the nation is the highly-anticipated return of the goofy but lovable expertise competitors The Masked Singer UK.
The brand new collection will characteristic the vocal skills of a number of unidentified celebrities, wearing eccentric costumes from a Sausage to a Seahorse.
Whereas presenter Joel Dommett and panelists Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross are returning for season two, one acquainted face shall be notably absent – Ken Jeong, who sat on the panel for season one.
So the place is Ken and who has he been changed by?
The place is Ken Jeong on The Masked Singer UK season two?
Earlier this yr, it was announced that The Hangover star Ken wouldn’t be returning to be on The Masked Singer UK panel for the second collection.
Ken at a London photocall for The Masked Singer UK in December 2019 (Image: Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Ken couldn’t come again to the present as a result of worldwide journey restrictions put in place on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘I had a lot enjoyable on season one among The Masked Singer UK, I instructed the group nothing wanting a worldwide pandemic would cease me from coming again for season two!’ the American comic mentioned.
‘I’m gutted as a result of I actually love working with Joel, Rita, Davina, Jonathan and everybody at Bandicoot and ITV.
‘I hope when issues begin to normalise I can return and provide my experience on all issues British, just like the Australian Open. Please take care, be secure, and because the title of the present suggests, put on a masks.’
Whereas he gained’t be there in particular person, Ken may make particular appearances on the collection… so watch this area!
The comic can also be a panelist on the American model of the present, which launched in January 2019.
Who’s changing Ken on The Masked Singer UK?
For the second collection of The Masked Singer UK, comic Mo Gilligan will take Ken’s place on the panel.
Forward of its launch, Mo mentioned it was a ‘actual privilege’ to affix the present.
Mo will change Ken on The Masked Singer UK panel for the brand new season (Image: Jeff Spicer/Getty Photos)
‘It’s one of many funniest reveals on the market and I’m actually proud to play my small half to assist deliver just a little little bit of pleasure to the nation,’ he said.
‘I can’t wait to affix Jonathan, Rita, Davina, Joel and hopefully Ken! Now… let’s get cracking.’
What costumes will the celebrities put on on the collection?
There’s little question that The Masked Singer is without doubt one of the most outlandish reveals on the market… and it’s set to get even wackier with the introduction of the brand new characters.
In a first look at the programme launched earlier this month, it was revealed that the rivals going face to face shall be Alien, Sausage, Dragon, Seahorse, Viking, Blob, Harlequin, Swan, Bush Child, Badger, Robin and Grandfather Clock.
Yep – issues are about to get bizarre!
The Masked Singer UK returns on Boxing Day at 7pm on ITV.