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

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!

12 celebrity guests performing in their alter-ego costumes.

Hosted by English actor Joel Dommett, The Masked Dancer UKforms part ofBBC 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.

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

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.”

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.

From Wed, 18 August at 20:00,Michael McIntyre will be spinning on to BBC Brit in The Wheel – a truly revolutionary, feel-good new game show which features huge stars and big laughs! Each episode follows three contestants as they hope to answer their way to a fortune, guided by seven celebrity experts. The first episode includes celebrity experts; Countdown’s Susie Dent; singer Jason Donovan; TV presenter Dermot O’Leary; Spice Girl Mel B; fashion expert Gok Wan; showbiz journalist Richard Arnold and TV personality Joey Essex.

Coming later this year:

  • The Graham Norton Show returns, and Graham will use his trademark Norton comedic style to lull his guests and audience into a false sense of security. Each episode is filled to the brim with chat, comedy, celebrity gossip and so much more, with just enough risqué́ material to make some viewers cringe with delight. Graham wraps up each episode with some of the best contemporary music acts on the scene the ideal way to end with a bang!
  • Strictly Come Dancing,the multi award-winning dance competition, will be back with its uplifting mix of joy, warmth and sparkle! With a new bunch of celebrity partners for the professional dancers to teach – including South Africa’s Oti Mabuse, Johannes Radebe and Cameron Lombard – who will have enough rhythm, passion and fancy footwork to win this year’s most desired prize?
  • Petrol heads can once again look forward to BBC Brit’s fast-paced and stunt-filled popular motor show,Top Gear. In the automotive TV series, Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit.

Keep updated on all the exciting shows on BBC Brit by visiting https://www.bbcsouthafrica.com/channels/brit/ or follow @BBCBritSA on Facebook.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/